5.3 Pathway two: Investment ready
Investment ready community businesses will be in the final stages of preparing their community share offer, and are ready to apply for equity match of up to £100,000. Accordingly, applicants for this pathway will have largely completed Step Three of the Step-by-Step tool, and be ready to submit their offer for the Standard Mark assessment.
Successful Pathway Two applicants are subject to a two-stage approval process, with a provisional offer of equity match being subject to a Standard Mark assessment and other business appraisal activities, which will be commissioned and paid for by the Booster Programme.
We reserve the right to use your share offer for training purposes, which may include allocating you a trainee practitioner, and subjecting your offer to peer review by other practitioners. As with Pathway One applicants, the award of equity match is not conditional upon, or guaranteed by, the award of the Standard Mark.