Be patient, flexible and targeted to areas of need: new data from the UK's £142m Futurebuilders England Fund – launched back in 2004 – suggests lessons for what will make future social investment work.
To-do list for new CEO at Big Society Capital sets out plans for ambitious growth, better communications, more flexible finance and action on diversity – quadrennial review highlights key successes, failings and challenges ahead.
Cambridge Social Innovation Prize: “Social enterprises have formed a key plank in our pandemic response. They need our support to meet the explosion in demand for their proven, impactful interventions,” says Baroness Glenys Thornton.
A special feature by Pioneers Post and social entrepreneur Jess Thompson – whose fear and sense of powerlessness on being hospitalised with Covid-19 were brought into sharp relief through conversations with Migrateful's refugee chefs.
It's one of the best-known social enterprises in Britain, but when Covid-19 hit, The Big Issue risked rapid failure. Our special 'immersive' feature follows the journey through a crucial 10 days and explores what the future holds.