Social investors are still too focused on internal battles – distracting them from the huge potential impact they could have by partnering up. Big Society Capital's CEO makes the case for the (sometimes) more difficult path of collaboration.
Organisations looking to make loans to charities and social enterprises in England have until December to apply to Access’ Growth Fund by submitting an expression of interest, the foundation has announced.
Dawn Austwick, Big Lottery Fund's CEO, explains why Access – the new Foundation for Social Investment – and its £45m Growth Fund, launching today, are going to solve some big size issues in the UK's social investment market.
Big Lottery Fund, Big Society Capital and the Cabinet Office have teamed up to launch Access: The Foundation for Social Investment to provide £100m of support to assist social ventures struggling to access finance.