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.
George Osborne yesterday announced that £75m of fines imposed on UK banks will go to military charities. But community activists argue the money would be better invested in financial services for those excluded from mainstream banking sector.
New research reveals that Key Fund has made 40% of the total number of social investments across the UK, making it England's most prolific social investor. Pioneers Post talks to the man at the helm of operations in Sheffield.
There have been several high profile government outsourcing failures, so organisations that operate for social impact should be ministers' first point of call in the future, argues ClearlySo's Rod Schwartz in his latest column.
With less than a week to go until the chancellor George Osborne announces the final budget of this parliament, NPC's Iona Joy reflects on the past five years – from social investment momentum to mysterious ministerial reshuffles.