Timeline

Investment applications open

18 October 2018

Deadline for investment applications

31 March 2023

Project close

31 March 2028

A £3.5 million fund providing small-scale repayable finance to socially driven arts and cultural organisations working with the people and communities in greatest need.

Team

Trishna Nath

Trishna Nath

Trishna Nath

Investment Manager, Arts & Culture Finance team

Trishna joins the Arts and Culture Finance team as Investment Manager for the Cultural Impact Development Fund (CIDF)

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Seva Phillips

Seva Phillips

Seva Phillips

Head of Arts & Culture Finance

Seva is responsible for Nesta's social impact investment work in the arts, culture and creative industries

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Fran Sanderson

Fran Sanderson

Fran Sanderson

Director of Arts Programmes and Investments

Alongside heading up the Arts, Culture and Creativity team, Fran also has primary responsibility for the Arts Impact Fund.

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Louisa Shanks

Louisa Shanks

Louisa Shanks

Assistant Operations Manager, Arts & Culture Finance

Louisa is the Assistant Operations Manager for Arts & Culture Finance, working across the team's two investment funds.

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Melissa Wong

Melissa Wong

Melissa Wong

Impact Manager

Melissa is an Impact Manager for the Cultural Impact Development Fund, a social investment fund providing small-scale lending to arts and culture organisations across England.

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