Reach Fund

Pulse are specialist providers and social investment partners for the Access Foundation Reach Fund.  Pulse are able to work in partnership with VCSE Sector organisations to apply for grants of up to £15,000 to help organisations to explore and develop their investment readiness to then take on a potential social investment. 

What is The Fund?

Grants are available to help VCSE sector organisations that want to develop, grow, increase their social impact and develop their financial sustainability. We can help your organisation to apply for the grant funding which can then be used to cover the costs of the investment readiness support we are able to provide you with. 

Pulse will work with your organisation to explain the process involved in applying for a grant and linking your organisation to a social investor, known as an Access Point for the Reach Fund. 

We will then assess your organisations investment readiness needs and what support you might need to assist in becoming investment ready. Please note that it is not an obligation of the grant funding to take on a social investment at the end of the process, although we of course hope that your organisation may do so in order that it may expand and develop.

As part of this process we will help explain what is involved in taking on a repayable investment and the potential risks. We know that many boards of VCSE sector organisations will be concerned about what this means for their organisation and how any risks might be managed which we can also help with.

Pulse will assist your organisation in completing the online application by working in partnership with you, and will guide you every step of the way.  



Funding Support Available

Pulse has developed a bespoke range of social investment readiness support services which can be used as part of your application. These include:

- Governance 

- Board Development 

- Business Planning

- Financial Planning and Cashflows

- Social Impact

- Making an investment proposal suitable for presenting to social investors 

Further Information

If you are interested in Pulse working in partnership with your organisation to submit an application, please contact the Pulse Team at, or call Caroline Lewis on 0151 475 7000.