Research and analysis

Investment and Contract Readiness Fund: interim review report

'Ready, willing and able' is an interim report from a review of the Investment Contract Readiness Fund.



‘Ready, willing, and able’ is an interim review report on the Investment and Contract Readiness Fund (ICRF) by the Boston Consulting Group. It analyses how the fund has helped social sector organisations to raise investment or win public service contracts. The report includes findings from surveys, interviews, and analysis of the portfolio of supported ventures.

The data pack summarises the views of those surveyed as part of the Boston Consulting Group’s research on the ICRF. Survey participants included:

  • the fund’s approved support providers
  • social ventures who received support from ICRF
  • social ventures whose applications were not supported by ICRF
Published 8 April 2014