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New data is released today from one of the UK's earliest social investment funds, the £142m Futurebuilders fund created in 2004. The lessons learned can help us to design the right kind of finance now, writes Social Investment Business CEO Nick Temple.
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.
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.
Last week's £750m package to support frontline charities brought some sighs of relief, but it's far from enough. David Floyd reflects on why the sector has been so poorly served, despite its best lobbying efforts.
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.
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