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Conservative MP and civil society review author Danny Kruger highlights new funds that social enterprises should watch, adding that Treasury ministers are “very supportive” of social enterprise – but also “very distracted” right now.
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.
Social enterprise leaders welcome new funds but warn that rolling out £800m Dormant Assets Scheme without careful planning would be a “massive mistake” – while shadow charities minister says policy is “scraping the barrel”.