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Blog | 6 March 2017

Last week, Big Society Capital collaborated with the Marshall Institute on a roundtable discussion with a group of charitable foundation trustees, senior executives and relevant advisers.

Blog | 2 March 2017

Over the last five years, we and colleagues across the sector have made a great deal of progress on social investment. 

Blog | 28 February 2017

Evita shares her story volunteering in mental health with the WPF Therapy. 

Blog | 23 February 2017

After 3,000 hours of face-to-face engagement, 250 organisations met, four member organisations confirmed, three Chris’s recruited and two awards won, the Public Services Lab, winner of the Business Impact Challenge, is starting to emerge.

Blog | 23 February 2017

Continuing our volunteering series, Rebecca McCartney shares her experience volunteering with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute. 

Blog | 20 February 2017

In Alliance Magazine, Barnaby Wiener, Trustee of Treebeard Trust shares their experience of making social investments. 

Blog | 16 February 2017

Pensions have been undergoing radical change in recent years, with millions more now enrolled in their own contributory pensions.

Blog | 9 February 2017

As part of the GET INFORMED campaign, the Charity Commission share their tips and guidance for boards when a social investment does not go according to plan. 

Blog | 9 February 2017

As part of Children's Mental Health Week, Esther Blake discusses in Charity Times how volunteer mentors can positively impact the mental health of children in care. 

Blog | 6 February 2017

In the world of social enterprise and social investment, we talk a lot about social impact: how to capture it and put it into words. For me it’s very simple, I volunteer because I want to make a difference. 

Blog | 31 January 2017

The start of the year is a good time to consider how to make use of your time with some volunteering, but with so many options out there, how can you make sure you are making a meaningful contribution and using your skills (whilst hopefully meeting some great people and having a good time)? 

Blog | 26 January 2017

Big Society Capital is an independent financial institution with a social mission, set up to help charities and social enterprises find the right kind of repayable finance they need to do more of their fantastic work. 

Blog | 25 January 2017

What do we mean when we talk about volunteering?

Blog | 15 December 2016

We recently commissioned a case study report to understand more about impact measurement approaches that are being used by charities and social enterprises who have taken on social investment.

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Blog | 13 December 2016

The UK housing crisis topped the agenda at this year’s Autumn Statement and it isn’t looking like it’s moving from that position any time soon. 

Blog | 13 December 2016

Today the latest report for the Big Lottery Fund’s Commissioning Better Outcomes (CBO) Fund Evaluation is published. The CBO Fund aims to support the development of more social impact bonds (SIBs) in England, and the evaluation is tracking the impact of these SIBs over their lifetime. 

Blog | 5 December 2016

We have today published a research paper written by Deloitte and jointly commissioned by Big Society Capital and the Government Inclusive Economy Unit which focuses on mission-led businesses in the UK. 

Blog | 5 December 2016

South Bristol Sports Centre is a charity created to serve and provide facilities for the local community. We pride ourselves on being able to provide activities and facilities which cater for a wide range of public need. 

Blog | 1 December 2016

Back in June I wrote about a new piece of work we’d embarked on, identifying the key components needed to make a strong intermediary organisation. 

Blog | 29 November 2016

It’s been almost 9 months since I joined Big Society Capital.

Blog | 28 November 2016

Today we’re publishing a set of principles to guide behaviour and actions at a time when a recovery and resolution plan is needed.

Blog | 25 November 2016

Impact assessment is a key part of the social investment due diligence process and should have parity with financial assessment.

Blog | 24 November 2016

The first learning is that you don’t have to go hungry on £2.50 a day.

Blog | 22 November 2016

This week, I’ve joined a few colleagues participating in the Breadline Challenge, living off no more than £2.50 per day for all my food and drink.