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News | 17 November 2016

Big Society Capital, the UK’s premier social investment institution, invests in Social Finance, a leading social investment intermediary.

Events | 17 November 2016
Location: Millennium Gloucester Hotel, 4-18 Harrington Garden, London, SW7 4LH
Blog | 16 November 2016

Social investment is an exciting and growing field. More investors are deploying more money in different areas to benefit more people and more communities.

Events | 14 November 2016
Location: University of Birmingham
Blog | 11 November 2016

*Trustees Week Special* As part of the GET INFORMED blog series, Caroline Copeman - Principal Consultant & Senior Visiting Fellow for CASS CCE, discusses how boards should consider social investment when developing strategy.

Blog | 10 November 2016

*Trustees Week Special* As part of the GET INFORMED campaign blog series, Kate Sayer - Partner at Sayer Vincent, discusses how charity and social enterprise boards should think about risk when considering social investment. 

Blog | 9 November 2016

*Trustees Week Special* As part of the GET INFORMED blog series, Sarah Atkinson - Director of Policy & Communications at the Charity Commission, highlights how boards should ensure they are making the right decisions when considering social investment. 

Blog | 8 November 2016

*Trustees Week Special* As part of the GET INFORMED blog series, Nick Temple - Deputy CEO of Social Enterprise UK, discusses the demand for social investment. 

Events | 8 November 2016
Date: 8-9 November 2016 Location: York Barbican, Paragon St, York.
Events | 7 November 2016
Location: The Brewery, London
Blog | 31 October 2016

Last week saw the relaunch of Key Fund – a social investment intermediary originally based in Yorkshire – offering loans and grant/loan packages to help community and social enterprises start-up, grow and/or become more sustainable. 

Research | 25 October 2016

This paper demonstrates what a social investment fund that is fit for investment by pension funds on behalf of UK savers could look like. 

Blog | 25 October 2016

As the biggest financial investment you make (apart from a house), you should probably put a lot of thought into which pension to choose.

News | 25 October 2016

Our CEO, Cliff Prior, recently spoke to The Spectator on how social investment market is impacting the UK economy. 

News | 13 October 2016

First Ark has announced the launch of its first Social Investment Fund for the North West aimed at offering finance to early stage and growing social businesses.

Events | 13 October 2016
Location: Victoria Warehouse, Trafford Wharf Rd, Manchester M17 1AB
Events | 13 October 2016
Location: Conference Aston, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET
Blog | 12 October 2016

On 11 October, the Social Investment and Finance team in the Office for Civil Society changed its name and ambition. Now it will be the Government Inclusive Economy Unit with a remit to innovate and contribute to the broader agenda of an economy that works for all. 

Blog | 7 October 2016

Being poor is not just about being unable to afford those ‘nice to have’ things - it’s being forced to pay more for the absolute essentials, such as gas, electricity, banking, household goods and even groceries simply because you are living in poverty. It’s called the ‘poverty premium’ and it is effectively a tax on the poor.

Blog | 6 October 2016

The phrase ‘knowledge is power’ is more relevant now than ever in our high tech, fast-moving and often digitally overloaded world, so it’s interesting the saying is widely attributed to Sir Francis Bacon and dates back to around 1597.

Events | 5 October 2016
Location: thestudio, riverside west, whitehall road, leeds, LS1 4AW
Blog | 5 October 2016

This year marks 15 years since I started work in the voluntary and community sector.

News | 5 October 2016
  • Big Society Capital releases second tranche of its £14.5 million investment commitment, enabling Charity Bank to support many more good causes
  • New loan approvals of £55.8m in the first nine months of 2016; more than in the whole of any previous year
  • Social sector loan demand remains strong since the EU Referendum
Research | 3 October 2016

In 2015, Big Society Capital and the Association of Credit Unions Limited (ABCUL), asked Social Finance to review the credit union landscape in order to understand the potential for social investment to help grow the sector and make it more sustainable.

Events | 30 September 2016
Date: TBC
Location: Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA