Cross-sector collaboration – and government money – are needed as funding gap left by mainstream investors prevents the social economy from reaching its full potential, shows first in-depth study of catalytic capital in UK.
‘Diverse-led’ social enterprises often miss out on access to social investment. An obvious solution: involve potential investees in the design of the fund. But it's not a quick win, as social investors UnLtd and Impact Hub Bradford tell us.
ACF, School for Social Entrepreneurs and Access Foundation set up taskforce to boost earned income through grants – billed “the missing piece in the finance jigsaw” – by building on success of match trading.
Social enterprises with great ideas to transform health and wellbeing in the south west of England can now apply for loans and grants, following the first fund launch from the Access Foundation, writes Lee Mannion.