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Blog | 13 September 2016

Competitive tendering has not been kind to the local, specialist domestic abuse charities that make up the majority of the Women's Aid Federation. 

Blog | 20 July 2016

This was a comment on social media recently following the cancellation of a fostering round table with government attention unsurprisingly elsewhere.

Research | 1 November 2015

This pamphlet brings together a collection of ideas from thought-leaders to work together to make a significant impact on the lives of young people, by investing in the next generation.

News | 15 July 2015

Worcestershire County Council and Worcestershire’s three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have awarded the country’s first Social Impact Bond to help 3000 older people overcome loneliness in the county - to Reconnections Ltd.

News | 9 April 2015

A £9m social investment loan fund is now open for business and actively seeking applications from social enterprises in the North East of England. 

Research | 10 March 2015

This Social Investment Insights paper focuses on how social investment can be used to support families, friends and relationships.

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Blog | 28 December 2014

Yesterday, the Guardian reported that, according to the National Audit Office (NAO) there has been a 14% increase in the number of children in care (Baby P effect takes children in care numbers to 25-year high, says NAO). More clearly needs to be done to tackle the challenges around children in care, which leads to a range of poorer outcomes for those children, not least far lower educational attainment.

News | 14 December 2014

The Real Lettings Property Fund, the largest impact investment fund in the UK, now stands at more than £46m after two high profile investors decided to significantly increase their initial commitments.

Research | 26 November 2014

This report looks at whether social investment may be able to play a significant role in addressing the "Winterbourne View" problem.

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Blog | 16 October 2014

4Children is the first organisation to benefit from the FSE Social Impact Accelerator Fund. The fund was launched earlier this year to help charities and social enterprises scale up their activity.

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Blog | 13 October 2014

Garforth Neighbourhood Elders Team (NET) is a community organisation in Leeds, providing support to older people over the age of 60 and their carers. 

News | 26 February 2014

Charities and social enterprises will be able to apply for loans and investments of up to £1 million from a fund launched today by Social and Sustainable Capital, which is jointly financed by the Social Investment Business and Big Society Capital.

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Blog | 21 October 2013

Today is the official launch of the much anticipated Adoption Social Impact Bond, which has been launched with investment from Big Society Capital and Bridges Ventures. The scheme, called ‘It’s All About Me’, has been developed by the Consortium of Voluntary Adoption Agencies (CVAA) and professional services firm Baker Tilly to help get more adoptive families for children who, because of age or ethnicity, might be overlooked.