The Scottish government is among those announcing new funding this week, as it unveils early details of support for charities and social enterprises – but Westminster is yet to reassure the wider UK charity sector of its support.
In spite of all the hype around social investment, only a tiny proportion of the UK’s social enterprises and charities have made use of it. If things are going to change, Big Society Capital must rethink its role, says Eastside Primetimers' CEO.
In his state of the sector address at the NCVO's annual conference, chief executive Sir Stuart Etherington urged delegates to get over recent criticism and speak up for the sector in the lead up to the general election and Brexit.
Business support organisations offer crucial consultancy services to a wide spectrum of social ventures as they grow. Heather Black of Economic Change suggests how such organisations can ensure a steady flow of income.