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    A new £10m fund to improve the sustainability, capacity and scale of voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises has been launched by Big Lottery Fund.
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    The Liverpool City Region Impact Fund will offer business support and finance to local charities and social enterprises, helping them grow and scale up the impact they make in their communities.

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