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Events | 25 June 2019

Free 1:1 SITR Surgeries for charities and social enterprises on 25 June

Location: either in Birmingham or by phone/Zoom

Panel Session with Social Investors and Big Society Capital
Blog | 20 May 2019

Big Society Capital invited three social entrepreneurs to challenge some of our management team with their burning questions on the state of social investment and asked them what they really want from social investors.

Peer to peer conversation mental health
Blog | 15 May 2019
For Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, we are excited to share emerging learning from our work helping to catalyse preventative approaches to mental health.
News | 14 May 2019

Big Society Capital, together with Access – The Foundation for Social Investment (Access), has launched a new social investment programme called Local Access. This programme will provide a blend of grant and repayable investment worth at least £33m across five places in England.

Events | 2 May 2019

Webinar: 2 May 2019, 12:00-1:00pm Ask an Expert: Your questions on Social Investment Tax Relief

News | 25 April 2019

The Government has published a call for evidence on Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR), a tax relief for individual investors incentivising investment into social enterprises and charities through a 30% tax relief against the value of any investment.

News | 9 April 2019

Investors’ appetite for impact investing has been estimated at $26 trillion in a new report from the International Finance Corporation (IFC): Creating Impact: The Promise of Impact Investing.

Diverse Females in Workplace
Blog | 9 April 2019

It’s been almost two years since a diversity survey was sent out across the sector on behalf of Big Society Capital and the Social Impact Investors Group. In order to address a number of the issues identified, we launched the Diversity Forum and are now publishing our Diversity and Inclusion plan.

Dr Thelma Lovick
Blog | 4 April 2019

Outside the social impact investing world, what motivates someone to become an investor into social enterprises? Dr Thelma Lovick, a professor and research fellow at University of Bristol writes about what attracted her to social impact investing. She also offers her perspective for those interested in following her example.

News | 3 April 2019

Big Society Capital today (Wednesday), welcomes the Global Impact Investing Network’s (GIIN) core characteristics of impact investing. The characteristics were released at the Impact Summit Europe, following a consultation period with global leaders on impact investing.

News | 1 April 2019

Big Society Capital has released new guidance on making social impact investments from Donor Advised Funds (DAF), which can be an attractive alternative to establishing a family foundation: Maximising Your Philanthropy: A guide to Social Impact Investment and Donor Advised Funds.

Maximising your Philanthropy DAFs Guide Cover
Research | 1 April 2019

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) are growing in popularity in the UK and offer philanthropists an attractive alternative to setting up a charitable foundation. They represent a growing proportion of philanthropic capital in the UK with an estimated £1.3 billion charitable assets.

Blog | 25 March 2019

Big Society Capital and the wider field of social investors in the UK are at a key point in our journeys. Today we publish our 2018 stakeholder survey.

Events | 14 March 2019

Free 1:1 SITR Surgeries for charities and social enterprises on 14 March

Location: either in Birmingham or by phone/Zoom

SITR: 3 ways we can unlock its potential
Blog | 26 February 2019

As the recent review of Social Investment Tax Relief (‘What a Relief!’) outlines, there have been challenges to SITR reaching its potential. Here, we look at three actions we can take to help unlock it.

Blog | 11 February 2019

Society today faces many challenges, and if they are not addressed we will have ultimately failed to protect both people and planet. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a beacon of hope, but to achieve them we require finance, talent, enterprises, research and government backing. The need for impact investing is, therefore, inescapable.  

Call for fund manager - HFVW
Blog | 30 January 2019

We're excited to open applications for a Fund Manager to further develop and implement a Property Fund providing housing for vulnerable women. The Fund presents an exciting opportunity to create long-lasting positive change with mission-aligned partners across women, housing and social investment sectors.

Events | 29 January 2019

Location: The Workspace, All Saints Road, Wolverhampton WV2 1EL

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Events | 22 January 2019

Free 1:1 SITR Surgeries for charities and social enterprises on 22 January.

Location: either in Birmingham or by phone/Zoom

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Blog | 17 January 2019

Following on from our  inaugural careers podcast, we’re sharing our second careers podcast of the panel discussion from our latest event.

Events | 17 January 2019

Location: The Archers Community Centre, 28-32 East St, Braintree CM7 3JJ

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Events | 9 January 2019

A free event and webinar for people interested in learning about careers in social investment.

Location: Big Society Capital's Office / Webinar

Time: 5.45-8.30pm

Blog | 7 January 2019

In January, our thoughts often turn to the new skills and knowledge we want to gain in the coming year. To help with this, we’re publishing the Learning and Development Framework we use at Big Society Capital with the hope that it might be useful for others and so we can learn from how others use it.

Cliff Prior CEO Big Society Capital
Blog | 7 January 2019

What might 2019 bring for social impact investment, the organisations that use it and the people we all serve?

Events | 13 December 2018

London or over phone/Skype