Rebecca joined Big Society Capital in 2015 from the UK civil service. She has a particular focus on social innovation and finance for small and medium-sized charities, including leading Big Society Capital’s investment into the Access Foundation’s Growth Fund. She also explores how social investment can help address employment-related social issues and support communities, in particular to scale community owned assets.
Rebecca has previously worked in the charity sector and across the UK government, including at the Departments for Work and Pensions, and Communities and Local Government.
She is currently a trustee of UK Youth, the largest national charity for the youth sector, and is Chair of the CFA UK’s Social Impact Investing Special Interest Group.
As Homeless Link become the fifth and latest Growth Fund to launch, we consider how the provision of small scale finance has changed since the Growth Fund’s launch in 2015.
Continuing our volunteering series, Rebecca McCartney shares her experience volunteering with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute.