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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
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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. 

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? 

Blog | 27 July 2016

Sometimes struggles make you stronger. Whether that’s coming out of an early life in care, a spell in prison, or the adversity of extreme poverty.

Blog | 26 July 2016

Australia’s first social impact bonds were launched in New South Wales in 2013, making them some of the earliest SIBs in the world. Three years on, Jill Carman from Aleron takes a look back at lessons from Australia and comparisons to the UK market.

Blog | 25 July 2016

Is there anything left to say about Brexit? Rightly, the rational view across the social sector is that their role is not to judge the result but to work out how best to respond.

News | 21 July 2016

The Growth Fund is designed to increase the availability of small affordable unsecured loans for charities and social enterprises. 

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.