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.
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)?
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.
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.
The Commissioning Better Outcomes (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. This report provides a summary on the findings from the Commissioning Better Outcomes Fund Evaluation undertaken by Ecorys UK in partnership with ATQ Consultants (ATQ) on behalf of the Big Lottery Fund.
Three of the fastest growing crowdfunding platforms in the UK will partner with Big Society Capital as part of a unique £10 million Crowd Match Fund to allow the public to invest directly in charities and social enterprises.
Mission-led businesses are for-profit businesses which make a powerful commitment to social impact outside the traditional social sector legal forms. This review was launched in response to emerging business and market trends that reflect the growing role for mission-led businesses in the wider market.
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.
The increase in the amount that younger charities and social enterprises can raise through Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) to £1.5 million, announced in the Autumn Statement, is encouraging says Big Society Capital.