Northstar Ventures is a venture capital and social investment firm based in the North East of England. Currently managing the North East Social Investment Fund (NESIF), Northstar supports high impact charities and social enterprises in the region. NESIF is a £10.2m repayable fund available to sustainable organisations looking to increase their social impact. NESIF has been funded by Big Society Capital, Northern Rock Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Northstar Foundation. Being repayable will enable the fund to recycle the monies, thus benefiting a wider number of Social Enterprises over a longer period.