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Blog | 3 March 2016

Who should be a social investor? Should social investment be the preserve of big financial institutions, charitable foundations, large companies and high-net-worth individuals? Or should this be accessible to regular people who identify with a social issue or a community and want to do everything they can to help?

Blog | 2 March 2016

Last week the Big Lottery Fund announced that up to £293,250 in grant funding has been offered in-principle to North Somerset Council for a four-year social impact bond (SIB) to support 240 local young people aged 10 to 17 who are at risk of going into care.

Events | 2 March 2016
We are key sponsors of the Worthstone Social Investment Academy, a leading forum for independent financial advisers who are incorporating social impact investment advice within the financial planning process.
News | 2 March 2016

The Big Society Trust today announced the appointment of Stephen Howard, Chief Executive of Business in the Community, as Director to represent the Business Sector.

Blog | 1 March 2016

At Big Society Capital, we are seeing increasing interest in the use of social investment to pump prime public service reform. There are wide areas of government services which could benefit from being commissioned partially or fully on the basis of outcomes.

Blog | 29 February 2016

A core part of Big Society Capital’s role as an investor is to source and develop new investment proposals, as well as assessing applications we receive. We actively seek partners to co-design solutions which address specific social issues and fill gaps where social investment could have a role to play.  

Events | 25 February 2016
Location: London Stock Exchange, 10 Paternoster Sq, London EC4M 7LS
We supported social investor Allia with a workshop for advisers on retail charity bonds.
Blog | 25 February 2016

Building on the interest generated in its inaugural year, today we are launching the 2016 Business Impact Challenge.

Events | 25 February 2016
Location: Cobalt Square, 83 Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 8QG
We are supporting a workshop hosted by NCVO on raising money from individuals.
News | 25 February 2016

Big Society Capital launches its second Business Impact Challenge

Research | 24 February 2016
Events | 24 February 2016
Location: The Teacher Building - 14 St Enoch Square. Glasgow. G1 4DB GB
Together with Social Investment Scotland, we are hosting a workshop for investees to learn about the opportunities of social investment tax relief (SITR). 
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Blog | 24 February 2016

How does the money allocated from ordinary people’s “lost bank accounts” end up being used to deliver public benefit by charities and social enterprises?

Events | 23 February 2016
Location: The Hub - Castlehill Edinburgh EH1 2NE GB 
Together with Social Investment Scotland, we are hosting a workshop on social investment tax relief (SITR) for professionals. 
Events | 11 February 2016
This is a jointly organised evening by Finance Matters and Big Society Capital, to provide a full overview on working in the UK social investment market, as well as future opportunities in the space. 
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Blog | 8 February 2016

Many charities with a large national presence such as Age UK and YMCA operate in a “federated” structure (with an umbrella or national charity and a number of local independent charities run with a common identity).

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Blog | 5 February 2016

Big Society Capital has recently made two new investments into housing projects to address the growing need for homes that people can afford:

News | 1 February 2016

Social impact investment company Resonance and homelessness charity St Mungo’s have launched the National Homelessness Property Fund (NHPF).

Events | 28 January 2016
Location: Big Society Capital's offices, New Fetter Place, 8-10 New Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1AZ
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Blog | 28 January 2016

We often hear that social investment isn’t reaching smaller organisations, particularly in deprived parts of the UK. However the community-led housing sector seems to be an exception.

Blog | 28 January 2016
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Blog | 22 January 2016

Over the last year or so, I have met many financial advisers, wealth managers and bankers who are becoming increasingly interested in the growing area of social impact investment.

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Blog | 22 January 2016

In November, Simon and I published "Helping community energy get back in the driving seat" outlining how Big Society Capital has seen social impact created by community energy schemes and how social investors could support this.

Research | 21 January 2016