supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
Good Finance - Social Investment
Social investment is the use of repayable finance to achieve a social as well as a financial return. There are a number of useful resources where you can find out more about social investment, such as the platform called Good Finance. It has been set up to help social sector organisations navigate the world of social investment and contains a lot of useful information about the market, types of investment, investors and case studies.
The Third Sector Investment Fund, which invests between £150,000 and £3 million in charities and social enterprises across the UK, was re-launched in July 2017. The Fund supports organisations across all social sectors, focused on improving the economic and social well-being of individuals, particularly those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged.
Eligibility criteria are that your organisation must:
Be a registered charity or social enterprise
Be based and have operations in the UK
Have a clear social mission with significant, measurable, direct outcomes
Have a focus on supporting disadvantaged/vulnerable people
Be led by a strong management with proven capability to deliver
Have a robust business plan and financial projections
A clear demonstration of how investment repayment will be made
Have good corporate governance
If you think you meet the criteria, then click here for more info.