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Not investment ready? Not a problem.

  We know it can take a bit of time and a bit of support before you’re ready to take that step. This

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Make Liverpool receive £150,000 of investment for major redevelopment

First Ark Social Investment have recently approved £150,000 of investment for Make Liverpool to help them redevelop their North Docks venue. Make

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New animation from Good Finance

Good Finance has launched a new film to help charities and social enterprises understand social investment. Take a look below.

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£50,000 Loans To Help Social Organisations Thrive

First Ark Social Investment (FASI) has today launched the ‘Thrive Fund’, which will offer unsecured loans of up to £50,000 to social

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5 ways the North West social economy is booming (and set to grow even more)

The social economy in the North West of England is booming. Thanks to a combination of factors social enterprises are growing, increasing

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Tender mercy: will public sector contracts get easier for smaller charities?

Smaller charities often find it hard to win public sector contracts. The situation is partly due to the overly complex rules and

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How charities could benefit from older volunteers

Charity organisations could be missing out on an untapped volunteer workforce. A recent survey by the Royal Voluntary Service found that around

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Why the social economy is stuck in first gear

Many social enterprises and charities grow slower than they could or should. The reason is often a lack of investment. Without money

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Cumbria’s new £4m social investment fund

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

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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