Capacity supports VCSE providers and communities to shape and deliver public services.


Capacity is a joint venture between Catch22, Interserve, Amberside Advisors and Better Society Capital.

Capacity works with public, private and social sector organisations to help them win and deliver public service delivery contracts. It does this through drawing together local stakeholders to help shape delivery and by incubating and accelerating services.

Capacity was the winner of Better Society Capital’s Business Impact Challenge in 2015.

  • Fund size

    £1.6 million
  • Better Society Capital commitment

    £1.1 million

Key information

  • Geography

    North West
  • Investment type

    Enterprise debt
  • Fund manager

  • Investment status

  • Investment date

  • Term

    10+ years

Sustainable development goals

  • 3: Good Health and Well-being Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • 7: Affordable and Clean Energy Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable