The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has committed to invest $1 million in SustainVC Impact Fund II, a $25 million fund supporting early-stage companies focused on social and environmental impact.
The commitment is part of LISC's capital management strategy to align a portion of its investable assets with its mission to build a broadly shared prosperity throughout the country.
The strategy includes a new impact investment in SustainVC Impact Fund II, which finances enterprises that advance climate solutions, economic equality, health and education.
SustainVC supports entrepreneurs in three impact categories: climate and sustainability, equality and empowerment, and health and education. Read the Entire Article
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A Gilesgate-based shop and community facility, Hexham’s Core Music, launches a separate workshop where up to six people will be trained how to repair guitars and make ukuleles. The European Social Fund grant supported the project and has secured funds through the County Durham Communication Foundation to equip the workshop in Burn Lane.