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Events | 28 September 2016
Location: Arlingtom Conference Centre, 220 Arlington Road, London, NW1 7HE
Blog | 27 September 2016

If you live in poverty in this country, you’re more unlikely to have a bank account. And if you don’t have a bank account, you can’t get a direct debit discount for many of your everyday services and utilities. Is that fair? We don’t think so.

Blog | 26 September 2016

The Commissioning Better Outcomes Fund evaluation is following 10 SIBs part-funded by the fund over their lifetime. One of them is the Worcestershire Reconnections SIB and the first report about the SIB was launched last week.

Research | 22 September 2016

The impact of isolation and loneliness on mortality has been estimated to be equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
 

News | 22 September 2016

A new £5.5m fund, offering grant and unsecured loan finance to social enterprises has launched today across the North of England and the Midlands.

Blog | 22 September 2016

The energy and ambition you can pull together to improve a locality is amazing.

Blog | 21 September 2016

I knew from the start that if Unforgettable was to succeed it would need to transform the dementia market - and that would take money.

Events | 21 September 2016
Location: The Hub, MEA House, Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, TWR NE1 8XS
Blog | 21 September 2016

Transparency is a lofty ambition, but one which can be hard to live up to when you are busy in the day-to-day of what you are doing. 

Blog | 20 September 2016

Today is the launch of GET INFORMED – a campaign to help charity and social enterprise boards understand the opportunities and risks of social investment. As part of the launch, we hear from one of our “Faces” – board members who have used or considered social investment – on why boards should GET INFORMED. 

News | 20 September 2016

Charity trustees and social enterprise non-executive directors will be able to get free information and support as part of a new campaign to help boards understand the opportunities and risks of social investment. 

Blog | 16 September 2016

A groundbreaking report came out this week – The Best Countries to be a Social Entrepreneur.

News | 15 September 2016

Big Society Capital, the UK’s premier social investment institution, invests in Mustard Seed’s pioneering approach to impact venture. 

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. 

Events | 13 September 2016
Location: Cardigan Centre - 145-149 Cardigan Road, Leeds, LS6 1LJ
Blog | 2 September 2016

The NHS is a world class healthcare system but, like many modern healthcare systems, it is more of a “sick care” system, responding when people become sick to address symptoms and manage illnesses.

Blog | 1 September 2016

Today we are publishing our revised Social Impact Plan which outlines the key areas of activity that we will deliver over the next three years for the social investment market. 

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Blog | 31 August 2016

Today we publish our deal level data up to June 2016, including Big Society Capital’s deals as well as social investment deals made by other investors and arranged by intermediaries which did not receive our investment. 

Blog | 23 August 2016

Coming from Quaker Social Action’s creaking and “characterful” offices in Tower Hamlets, my director and I were a little out of our comfort zone.

Blog | 12 August 2016

How will the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 affect charities wanting to make social investments? Our Financial Relationships Director, Evita Zanuso, discusses in Charity Financials magazine.

Blog | 3 August 2016

After the euphoria of hearing the words “investment committee have approved your investment proposal”, it can be hard to get excited about the paperwork.

Blog | 2 August 2016

Today we launch the findings of our first ever stakeholder survey

News | 2 August 2016

Nearly 80% of people surveyed from across the sector have a good understanding of social investment, with 57% of respondents rating Big Society Capital’s overall performance as positive compared to 32% two years ago

Blog | 1 August 2016

A recent report from RBS indicated that UK banks are lending over £3bn to social organisations. In Civil Society, our Head of Social Sector Engagement, Geetha Rabindrakumar, discusses how social investment aims to fill those gaps not met by mainstream lending.

Blog | 28 July 2016

What does Brexit mean for social investors like BSC – and how might it change what we do?