NESTA Impact Investment Fund

Equity fund investing in innovative social ventures.


The Fund invests in high impact, innovative social enterprises tackling social issues faced by older people, children and communities in the UK.

The Fund focuses on ventures that are scalable and are using innovation and technology to solve social problems.

  • Fund size

    £17.6 million
  • Better Society Capital commitment

    £8 million

Key information

  • Geography

    UK wide
  • Investment type

    Enterprise equity
  • Fund manager

    Nesta Impact Investments
  • Investment status

  • Investment date

  • Term

    8 years


  • 14

    Number of ventures supported

  • 545,000

    Number of users

Sustainable development goals

  • 1: No Poverty End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • 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
  • 10: Reduced Inequality Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable