A new approach to financing the social outcomes sector, ‘blended finance’ through SEFA Partnerships was designed to support established social enterprises and for-purpose organisations requiring a combination of financing to meet their needs, e.g. part debt, part equity and/or grants.
Often, impact investors and other financial institutions can only provide part of this financing and this is where SEFA Partnerships steps in. Rather than see opportunities lapse, causing a halt in the growth and sustainability of for-purpose organisations, SEFA Partnerships looks to bring diverse, cross-sector parties to the table to fulfil an organisation’s capital needs.
SEFA Partnerships does not take public applications for this activity but welcomes applications from sector investors, social finance companies and foundations to support the creation and facilitation of blended finance.