How do you distribute £800m – announced recently as part of the planned expansion of the UK's Dormant Assets Scheme – for maximum social impact? Nick Temple, CEO of the Social Investment Business, has three suggestions.
One in seven existing community interest companies was founded since March 2020. But their financial sustainability remains unclear, as does the true extent of pandemic-forced permanent closures – and some fear the worst is yet to come.
The Architectural Heritage Fund CEO on why its remit now goes beyond solely heritage-focused organisations – and the vital role that social enterprises can play in rebuilding the community fabric of our towns.
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