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Greater Cambridge Impact Catalysing better outcomes

At a time when Greater Cambridge is on the rise, and politicians are looking to Cambridge to help drive greater local, regional and national growth, we all know Cambridge’s success needs to benefit the whole community. And this success could be key to addressing some of our most pressing social challenges.

Greater Cambridge Impact is an innovative social impact investment fund set up to help meet this challenge.

Our mission

We’re helping to tackle the systemic inequality that leads to vast differences in life chances across our community.

Harnessing our collective strengths – whether world-leading innovation and thought leadership, engaged communities and social projects, or financial support and investment – everyone has a contribution to make.

Our approach

We’re identifying and supporting the people and programmes that will make change happen.

We’ll support long-term projects that will join-up to make the greatest difference people’s lives. 

And we’re drawing on our collective skills, passion and commitment. We’ll work closely with everybody that wants to join us – from communities to charities, local and national government to employers, social enterprises to universities.

This work will be enabled by Social Impact Investment

What is social impact investment?

Social impact investment is a pioneering solution for our times, allowing investors to blend social impact and values with financial returns.

It finances long-term outcomes, which makes it an important response to the social challenges that can feel hardest to tackle.

In other words, it's a win-win.

We're raising an initial £10m. This will be a pilot, demonstrating that impact investment makes a difference for Greater Cambridge, before scaling what works. Cambridge City Council has committed in-principle funding of £1m, underscoring the council's confidence in our mission

Read our report exploring how social impact investing can help tackle challenges in Greater Cambridge.

In the next six months, we are:


- building engagement and collaboration across Greater Cambridge – we’ll be talking to charities and social enterprises, to the universities, employers and people who care deeply about the city and region

- bringing together the high impact opportunities that will help tackle Greater Cambridge’s inequality

- raising investment

Who are we?

This work is being overseen by a Development Board: local stakeholders and experts in innovation, social investment and social enterprise.

Antony Ross OBE (Chair) - Bridges’ Social Outcomes Contracts and Bridges Evergreen Holdings Founder

Tabitha Goldstaub MBE -  Innovate Cambridge Executive Director, CogX Co-Founder 

Chris Jenkin BEM - ‘It Takes a City’ Founder and Chair

Dominic LlewellynAchieve Good and Accelerayt founder


Robert PollockCambridge City Council Chief Executive

The Executive Director of Greater Cambridge Impact is Sara Allen. She is leading the work to raise the fund, catalyse collaboration and identify interventions.

We are eager to work with members of the Greater Cambridge community.

Get involved

We’re keen to connect.

Are you a potential investor? We’d love to talk to you if you feel you can help join our mission.

If you’re part of the Greater Cambridge community interested in social impact in the Cambridge area, get in touch!




About you and your interest

Please note: This form is intended to gather information about potential partners and stakeholders interested in the Greater Cambridge Impact initiative. It does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or investment products.