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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Cumbria’s new £4m social investment fund

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Registered charities and social enterprises in Cumbria are being invited to apply for a blend of loan and grant from a new

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New social investment fund set to help the North West

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Speaking at the Northern Enterprise Conference in Manchester, the group chief executive of a North West social investment business announced the launch

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What can social investment offer primary care providers?

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Last week Big Society Capital and the Care and Wellbeing Fund held a small roundtable to discuss the potential for social investment

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When is it the right time for a charity to take on loan finance?

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Charities are often reluctant to take on loan finance, preferring instead to rely on grants from trusts or individuals. That’s understandable, but

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When your lawyer says, “Is that really what you want to do?”

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So maybe Confucius didn’t specifically point the finger at lawyers but it can seem like that sometimes, and as we were putting

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How do you know you are investment ready?

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“Are you investment ready?” You’ve probably heard this question a lot if you’ve explored social investment. You might also still be wondering

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Getting to grips with the legal paperwork

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After the euphoria of hearing the words “investment committee have approved your investment proposal”, it can be hard to get excited about

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A social enterprise’s view

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The gritty reality of social investment? It’s hard work, it’s high pressure, and it is certainly no replacement for revenue. However, those

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A personal view from a social entrepreneur

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It was the summer of 2008 and we were launching a new web-based social enterprise and we needed start-up capital. Up until

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Investing in integration

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The UK has a long history of welcoming a large and diverse intake of migrants. Net migration remains above 300,000. Refugees and

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Governance and Social Investment

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This research is for information purposes only and has been produced by Big Society Capital in its capacity as champion for the

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Charity Trustees and SE Non-Exec Directors

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“Social investment is a great way to raise funds, increase impact and increase awareness of the charity’s work. As a sector, why

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