UK social investors have asked the government to contribute to a multimillion pound liquidity fund, while voluntary sector representatives warn charities face a £4.3bn funding shortfall over the next 12 weeks.
Research from The Young Foundation – seen as a first step in the “learning journey” – recommends setting up a group to explore low-cost tools and to test new ways of hearing from the people social investors aim to serve.
Three big questions remain if impact investing is to fulfil its potential. In the final of a three-part series, the University of Heidelberg’s Gorgi Krlev asks: why do we still know so little about impact investing markets?
The CEO of Big Society Capital, Cliff Prior, is to move on from the UK’s impact investment giant after four years at the helm. Prior will be taking up an international remit to lead the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment.
Twelve of England’s most disadvantaged communities are competing for a chance for much-needed social investment, as part of the new Local Access fund. In Gainsborough, we find out why the stakes are so high.