Some areas of the UK have been left behind, and even in better off areas there are pockets of disadvantage. We believe that by working with both local and national partners it will be possible to bring together a range of social investment tools to make a difference in communities.
We have seen social investment support business models ranging from community assets like energy generation to those addressing financial exclusion for individuals and businesses. We want to see local people and institutions across the country – and especially in disadvantaged areas – attracting and using social investment to rebuild and improve the lives of people in those places.
So far across our investments (and beyond)
EXAMPLES FROM OUR CURRENT INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO
How charities and social enterprises are using social investment
We would like to explore ways to connect the range of social investment tools better to the context and needs of particular areas and communities, and especially to places that face disadvantage. In the coming months we will collaborate with key partners, to identify the areas we will work in.
We are interested in hearing from partners with ideas for investment tools that would have reach into disadvantaged areas, investors and funders with particular interest in place-based approaches as well as from local leaders who would like to explore how to develop social investment strategies for their place.