The global impact deals, reports and initiatives you need to know about this month – all in one place. Featuring Oceanium, Astanor Ventures, Fair4All Finance, Big Society Capital, Temasek Trust, and many more.
The global impact deals, reports and initiatives you need to know about this month – all in one place. Featuring Mombak, Social Investment Scotland, ABC Fund, Upaya Social Ventures, ImpactAssets and many more.
INTERVIEW: With its pilot £25m impact fund, the Church of England is becoming an important player in UK social investing. Vanessa Morphet tells us why it's all about being "catalytic" – and why the church's decentralised structure brings challenges.
Social enterprises and others can apply for grants of up to £9m as part of the government's new Youth Investment Fund, delivered by Social Investment Business, and set to fund 300 existing or new youth facilities.
England social enterprises can get grants of up to £100,000 to help them “get back on their feet”, under Lottery-funded scheme first set up in 2020, and once again delivered by Big Issue Invest, Key Fund, Resonance, SSE and UnLtd.
PLUS: Access Foundation's flexible finance grantees; Irish government offers €1m for social enterprise awareness-raising; Key Fund reports £447m 'total impact'; Olio and Oddbox lure investors; Social Finance raises $50m; and more.
A £30m budget to tackle homelessness may sound tiny, but the social investment pilot is already leveraging millions more in investment. We unpick the details of a complex collection of funds – and find out what they hope to achieve.