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News | 21 July 2016

New fund to support health and social care charities and social enterprises in the South West now open.

Blog | 20 July 2016

This was a comment on social media recently following the cancellation of a fostering round table with government attention unsurprisingly elsewhere.

News | 13 July 2016

The Government will fail to create a level playing field in the competition between bidders for the Work and Health programme, according to new research published by the independent think tank Reform. 

Blog | 13 July 2016

Public services are undergoing a system-wide reform with increasing demand for services against a backdrop of reduced Government funding

Research | 13 July 2016

Government’s approach to outsourcing services has risen up the policy agenda in recent years.

Blog | 8 July 2016

Facing the consequences of an upcoming Brexit, we realise that the relationship between the UK and mainland Europe has always been intense and complicated. 

Blog | 7 July 2016

“Social investment is a great way to raise funds, increase impact and increase awareness of the charity’s work. As a sector, why aren’t we just getting on and doing it!”

Research | 7 July 2016

Exploring the experiences of charity and social enterprise Boards with social investment. 

Blog | 6 July 2016

I can still remember that very first discussion I ever had with a potential investor.

Events | 5 July 2016
Location: Jurys Inn Hotel, Hinckley
Blog | 5 July 2016

This week marks the second anniversary of the creation of Social Investment Tax Relief. Perhaps not an anniversary I ever saw myself marking in my diary. I have surprised myself at how captivating I have found this tax relief to be. 

Events | 5 July 2016
Location: UBS Conference Centre, 1 Finsbury Avenue, London, EC2M 2AN
Events | 4 July 2016
Location: The Bulldog Trust, Two Temple Place, London WC2R 3BD
Research | 4 July 2016

This paper provides a review of the use of Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) on its two year anniversary. It includes an analysis of the SITR deals completed to date and the views of key stakeholders in this area. NPC has written this report in partnership with Big Society Capital (BSC).

News | 4 July 2016

Charities and social enterprises have received £3.4m in two years thanks to Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) recently introduced by the Treasury, according to research conducted by think tank NPC for Big Society Capital. 

Blog | 30 June 2016

In the past three years, Portugal watched its very own social investment market go from birth to taking its first steps.

Blog | 27 June 2016

Companies are increasingly coming to realise that it is possible to design innovative and commercially viable business models that also have a positive social impact.

Blog | 24 June 2016

We are a divided nation. A disunited kingdom.

News | 22 June 2016

Big Society Capital today announced the appointment of Kieron Boyle to its Board.

Blog | 15 June 2016

What are the key components needed for a social investment intermediary to be financially sustainable and effectively deliver products, support and/or services that benefit charities and social enterprises?

Blog | 14 June 2016

Charities are often reluctant to take on loan finance, preferring instead to rely on grants from trusts or individuals.

News | 14 June 2016

ClearlySo, Europe’s leading impact investment bank, announced today that Octopus has taken a 12.3% stake in the company as part of a £1.25 million growth funding round.

Octopus, a fast-growing UK fund management company and the largest provider of venture capital trusts (VCTs) in the UK, will become the largest single institutional investor in the firm and Octopus Co-Founder Chris Hulatt will join the ClearlySo board as a non-executive director.

Events | 9 June 2016
Location: The Waldorf Hilton, London
Blog | 8 June 2016

Frontline charity workers make a direct difference to many people’s lives every day – less so if like me you’re working in charity finance.

Events | 6 June 2016
Location: InterContinental Berlin
Our Head of Investor Engagement, Aine Kelly, will be speaking at this year's Fund Forum International conference.