Our experienced funding solicitors provide support and guidance to values-driven businesses on the legal aspects of funding, grants and social investment.
We provide borrower-focused advice to values-driven businesses operating in the social-business sector on all aspects of funding, grants and social investment, including community-share issues, community bonds and grant agreements, as well as the more commercial-funding arrangements with lenders or investors of all kinds.
We use our extensive sector knowledge and experience to work in partnership with commercial businesses within the social-business sector to provide clear and practical advice to guide organisations through the process of entering into funding contracts, from negotiating favourable terms to advising upon the effect the funding may have on their organisation.
There are many different types of funding, grants and social-investment opportunities available to organisations, our funding team will help you to understand the difference between each and identify the funding solutions that best meet the needs of your organisation and help you to manage the risk of long-term finance arrangements.
Our specialist funding solicitors will conduct a review of your constitution to ensure that you’re eligible to take the funding that you’re seeking, as well as assess any community-share offer document for compliance purposes.
At Anthony Collins Solicitors, we understand that for many of our social-business clients this may be the first time they have applied for funding, a grant or social investment. Our funding team will work with you to provide clear advice and guide you through the process.
If you are a social business looking to invest or make grants, we can advise on the requirements that you have to meet, particularly if you are a charity, including the requirements of Charity Commission guidance.
Our funding, grants and social investment service
As trusted legal advisers, our experienced team of funding solicitors embed themselves within your organisation to understand the issues you are facing and to find a resolution. We will work in partnership with you to build long-term relationships, and will support you in all aspects of funding, grants and social investment, including:
- Advising on types of funding, grant or social-investment opportunities available, including lottery funding and multi-partner funding.
- Advising on bonds and private placements including negotiating, resolving public-bond issues and property charging.
- Advising on community-share issues and community bonds.
- Advising housing associations on raising money on the capital market.
- Drafting and advising on partnership agreements, grant-funding agreements and social-investment agreements.
- Making you aware of risks of long-term financial arrangements and help them safeguard themselves against risks.
Governance and commercial expert, advising clients in the charitable, not-for-profit and healthcare sectors.
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