Community Investment Fund




The EN:Able Community Investment Fund (formerly known as the Frameworks 4 Good Fund) is one of the consortium’s delivery vehicles for social and economic regeneration in the communities of its social housing  landlord members.  It opens for applications from community groups working across Yorkshire and Humber once a year from August to October.

In its first 4 rounds of funding (2012-2015) the Fund has awarded a total of nearly £250k to 90 projects.


In 2016 the fund opened again for applications on 17 August 2016 with a closing date of 4pm 28 October 2016.


  • First round evaluation/review – completed by 11th November
  • Panel Evaluation – completed by 5th December
  • All scores collated – 6th December
  • Panel meet to review and agree funding outcomes – 7th December
  • EN:Able Communities CIO – Ratify Panel decision – 15th December
  • Letters to notify successful and unsuccessful projects – posted 16th December 2016

PLEASE NOTE that, as per instructions within the guidance notes, our funding is released on a 80%/20% basis, if you are successful, when we write to you, you will need to inform us if you require the full grant upfront.

Free Application Guidance Events

In 2016 the Fund launched with 3 free events to offer as much assistance as possible to all community groups interested in applying. Click on each event to view presentations.


How the Fund works

Maximum grants awarded


Closing Date for Applications

The Community Investment Fund Panel

Projects funded in the first 4 Good Fund bid cycle 2012

Projects backed in the second 4 Good Fund bid cycle 2013

Projects backed in the third 4 Good Fund bid cycle 2014

Projects backed in the Community Investment Fund bid cycle 2015

If you require any further information about the Fund please

Contact the Social Value Team

Efficiency North frameworks have an integrated management strategy to deliver our vision through 4 core aims:

  • efficiency;
  • workforce development;
  • community investment;
  • environment and sustainability.

Each objective has a measurable outcome and delivery vehicles are built into the frameworks to ensure that the outcome is achieved.

During the tender process prospective suppliers and contractors were evaluated on their responses demonstrating activities and projects they’d participated in which brought about social and economic benefit.  Applying this approach has resulted in frameworks populated by contractors who understand the concepts behind social economic regeneration and can also contribute to the strategies which lead to its successful delivery.


In February 2014 the Fund was shortlisted as a finalist in the National GO Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2014/15 for the Sustainability or Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year Award.

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In June 2014 the Fund was shortlisted as a finalist in the national CIPS Supply Management Awards 2014 for Best Contribution to Corporate Responsibility.

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