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The Gritty Reality of Social Investment

A series of articles on the realities of social investment, courtesy of Big Society Capital:

blog-society What can social investment offer primary care providers? - Last week Big Society Capital and the Care and Wellbeing Fund held a small roundtable to discuss the potential for social investment
blog-society When is it the right time for a charity to take on loan finance? - Charities are often reluctant to take on loan finance, preferring instead to rely on grants from trusts or individuals. That’s understandable, but
blog-society When your lawyer says, “Is that really what you want to do?” - So maybe Confucius didn’t specifically point the finger at lawyers but it can seem like that sometimes, and as we were putting
blog-society How do you know you are investment ready? - “Are you investment ready?” You’ve probably heard this question a lot if you’ve explored social investment. You might also still be wondering
blog-society Getting to grips with the legal paperwork - After the euphoria of hearing the words “investment committee have approved your investment proposal”, it can be hard to get excited about
blog-society A social enterprise’s view - The gritty reality of social investment? It’s hard work, it’s high pressure, and it is certainly no replacement for revenue. However, those
blog-society A personal view from a social entrepreneur - It was the summer of 2008 and we were launching a new web-based social enterprise and we needed start-up capital. Up until
blog-society Investing in integration - The UK has a long history of welcoming a large and diverse intake of migrants. Net migration remains above 300,000. Refugees and
blog-society Governance and Social Investment - This research is for information purposes only and has been produced by Big Society Capital in its capacity as champion for the
blog-society Charity Trustees and SE Non-Exec Directors - “Social investment is a great way to raise funds, increase impact and increase awareness of the charity’s work. As a sector, why
blog-society Brexit and Social Investment - Is there anything left to say about Brexit? Rightly, the rational view across the social sector is that their role is not
blog-society State Aid requirements and exemptions - Big Society Capital: State Aid requirements and exemptions Purpose of this guide This handbook is an introduction to State Aid for potential investees of Big

For further advice, resources and sources of funding, visit:

Access – The Foundation for Social InvestmentBig Society CapitalBig Lottery Fund and Good Finance

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