About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

We’re pleased to introduce the enterprising and impactful arts and culture organisations that have received social impact investment through the Cultural Impact Development Fund.

Building on the success of the Arts Impact Fund, in October 2018 we launched the Cultural Impact Development Fund. The £3.7 million fund, supported by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment through the Growth Fund programme, with finance being provided by its partners National Lottery Community Fund and Big Society Capital, aims to enable risk-taking, ambitious organisations in the arts and cultural sector to take on small-scale repayable finance in order to achieve social outcomes.

Browse the portfolio below, and find out more about the Cultural Impact Development Fund, part of Arts & Culture Finance.

Logos for Community Fund, Big Society Capital and Access organisations.