As Big Society Capital marks its 10-year anniversary, CEO Stephen Muers reveals key changes ahead – including addressing past failings on diversity and changing a target return rate that is now “out of step” with the organisation's mission.
Growth Impact Fund developed by UnLtd, Shift and Big Issue Invest described as “fundamentally different” – aiming to back long-overlooked entrepreneurs and provide model for more inclusive social investment.
As a woman of colour in social investment, Mathu Jeyaloganathan regularly finds her credibility questioned. As she fights to build a new fund for diverse communities, she urges white allies to help end the sector's institutional racism.
How do you put environmental goals at the heart of your business while still delivering your social mission? Leaders of UK organisations Change Please, Big Issue Invest and the Edinburgh Remakery share their tips.
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: Scotland’s £30m Third Sector Growth Fund; Ford Foundation seeds Black Feminist Fund with £15m; Big Issue Invest backs Sport England; Neighbourly raises £3m; National Academy for Social Prescribing funds 37 projects; and more.