Consultants: 3

ClearlySo is a financial intermediary, advising high impact businesses and charities on raising capital. We provide corporate finance and financial advisory services to organisations with capital raising ambitions of over £250k. Founded in 2008, ClearlySo has helped over 50 clients raise in excess of £60m.

For contact details please see Full Description.

Triodos Corporate Finance

Consultants: 6

Triodos Corporate Finance is a UK division of Triodos Bank - one of the world's leading sustainable banks. We work with a wide range of clients from start up social enterprises to well established small and medium sized charities. Our work includes issuing charity bonds, advising on and raising finance for social impact bonds, and raising equity to fund growth. We are a UK market leader in advising on social impact bonds. Over the past five years we have raised over £70m of social investment for 22 organisations.

Our team of six has considerable experience in investment readiness work including:

  • Financial modelling
  • Drafting business plans
  • Structuring vehicles for investment
  • Producing offer documents and prospectuses
  • Investor engagement
  • Overall project management

We work with clients to help identify their funding requirements and which forms of capital are appropriate. We then lead and manage the investment readiness and capital raising process, supporting our clients at every stage. We have developed long standing relationships with many institutional and individual investors.

Groundwork Sheffield

Consultants: 10

We are a team of Business Specialists, nationally recognised for our expertise and abilities in investment readiness, risk management, marketing and growth. Our approach is a proven model that combines targeted technical support with appropriate one to one mentoring, with the sole aim of getting the right form of investment for your business model.

Our advisors all have their own specific skill-sets and experience. To help you understand what they can offer, you can read more about their experience below.


Steve Buckley


Consultants: 3

Resonance is a social impact investment company with over 14 years of experience working with social enterprises throughout the UK.  We help social enterprises prepare for and raise capital from investors who value both their impact ambition and business model.   We have particular expertise in homelessness, community-led projects, education, health, social care and criminal justice.  We also create and manage impact investment funds and currently over £100m under management.  The Resonance team of 30, works from offices in Launceston, Manchester, Bristol and London. 

Social Finance

Consultants: 6

We are dedicated to finding ways to raise capital through robust investment propositions and are committed to driving financial innovation in the sector by designing investment products that deliver measurable social and financial return. We also have a broad range of research and advisory capabilities with which to enhance understanding and engagement with the social investor market.


Consultants: 4

Acevo is the association representing chief executives of VCSE organisations and as such we offer solutions that are based on a solid understanding of issues facing the third sector.

We provide tailored investment readiness support packages that recognise the barriers that VCSE organisations often face when taking on social investment - from risk aversity, to unfamiliarity with investment techniques to help with financial modelling.

Numbers for Good

Consultants: 8

Numbersfor Good is a social investment organisation that bridges the worlds of finance and positive social and environmental impact.

We can help you understand if social investment is the right tool to power your social mission. If it is, we’ll support you to create the business plan, processes and financial modelling so that a social investor understands what you do - and in turn is able to make the decision to invest.

Eastside Primetimers

Consultants: 33

Eastside Primetimers is a national management consultancy with a difference, working exclusively for VCSEs.


We help Senior Managers and Boards to grow and develop pioneering organisations, bringing alive their ambitions for greater impact and financial sustainability.


Since 2004 the organisation has raised over £70m in contracts and investments. It has a high win rate for clients, which is due to its strong relationships with investors and a wide ranging experience of funding growth for social organisations.


If you have an inquiry, call us now on 020 7250 8337 or email [email protected] and we can help assign the best consultant for you.

Cogent Ventures

Consultants: 7

Investment & contract readiness providers for Big Potential Breakthrough and Big Potential Advanced


We focus our extensive business expertise on working with clients in the health, social care and community services sector, helping them to navigate and compete in an increasingly commercial environment.


By utilising our wide ranging health and social care experience alongside our commercial expertise, we support organisations to reach their full potential and thus enable them to work in a sustainable way and improve as many lives as possible.

Advantage Business Agency

Consultants: 2

We are currently working with VCSE organisations comprising Community Organisations, those working with Young People, Social Enterprises, Arts Organisations, Equality Networks, Infrastructure Bodies, Educational and Development Trusts. Our work is built on strong relationships, integrity and trust. We only work with social businesses when we genuinely think we can add value and increase the chances of successfully getting investment.  Key to our work is sustainable strategic development business, finance and investment planning, operational issues and measuring social impact.