Engaging social enterprises and charities
We work to raise awareness of, and confidence in, social investment. We want to make sure that every social enterprise or charity that can benefit from using repayable finance has access to the right kind of investment and all the facts needed to make informed and appropriate decisions.
Working together with a wide range of sector partners who are fundamental to our work, we aim to do this by:
- Raising awareness
- Increasing understanding
- Simplifying navigation
Our mission is to:
- Be the trusted source of information on social investment for social enterprises and charities, striving to be open in everything we do, encouraging transparency within the market.
- Be collaborative and user-centred in our approach with the final goal always about creating greater social impact in society.
- Support and empower our users by improving knowledge, decision-making and connection around investment and finance.
- 200000 Number of Good Finance unique users to date
- 30000 Number of unique user of the Investor Directory
The Good Finance resource hub was a vital source of information during the global pandemic, especially in the early weeks of the first lockdown, visited by over 40,000 unique users.
In early 2020, we launched our impact management animation which has had 6,000 views. We wrapped up 2020 with the launch of a new fund mapper tool enabling users to search social investors and funds by their specific region or post code.
We’ve run Let’s Talk Good Finance events all over the country in previous years. In 2020, we needed to do something different and gauge the appetite for online events.
We hosted three virtual Let’s Talk Good Finance events, focusing regionally and reaching 120 social enterprises and charities. We ran our first Let’s Talk Good Finance focused on social impact investment opportunities for Black and minority ethnic-led social enterprises and charities in partnership with GMCVO BAME Social Enterprise Network.
We launched Social Investment Unpicked, an online, peer-supported training programme on social investment. The programme is designed for people who want to equip themselves with the knowledge and resources to inform and explain social impact investment to others.
Diversity and Inclusion
We launched the Addressing Imbalance project, to improve access to social investment among diverse communities. The project partners with organisations, with the aim of making social impact investment more accessible to enterprises and founders from diverse backgrounds and serving more marginalised communities. This project will really gain traction in 2021.
We supported social enterprises and charities to use Social Investment Tax Relief through our GET SITR website. We also successfully asked the government to extend it to help support organisations to build back better.