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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.