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Events | 29 November 2016
Location: Bedford
Events | 23 November 2016
Location: Science Learning Centre North East (known as Sjovoll Centre), Front Street, Pity Me, Durham, DH1 5BZ
Events | 17 November 2016
Location: Millennium Gloucester Hotel, 4-18 Harrington Garden, London, SW7 4LH
Events | 14 November 2016
Location: University of Birmingham
Events | 8 November 2016
Date: 8-9 November 2016 Location: York Barbican, Paragon St, York.
Events | 7 November 2016
Location: The Brewery, London
News | 13 October 2016

First Ark has announced the launch of its first Social Investment Fund for the North West aimed at offering finance to early stage and growing social businesses.

Events | 13 October 2016
Location: Victoria Warehouse, Trafford Wharf Rd, Manchester M17 1AB
Events | 13 October 2016
Location: Conference Aston, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET
Blog | 12 October 2016

On 11 October, the Social Investment and Finance team in the Office for Civil Society changed its name and ambition. Now it will be the Government Inclusive Economy Unit with a remit to innovate and contribute to the broader agenda of an economy that works for all. 

Blog | 7 October 2016

Being poor is not just about being unable to afford those ‘nice to have’ things - it’s being forced to pay more for the absolute essentials, such as gas, electricity, banking, household goods and even groceries simply because you are living in poverty. It’s called the ‘poverty premium’ and it is effectively a tax on the poor.

Blog | 6 October 2016

The phrase ‘knowledge is power’ is more relevant now than ever in our high tech, fast-moving and often digitally overloaded world, so it’s interesting the saying is widely attributed to Sir Francis Bacon and dates back to around 1597.

Events | 5 October 2016
Location: thestudio, riverside west, whitehall road, leeds, LS1 4AW
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Blog | 5 October 2016

This year marks 15 years since I started work in the voluntary and community sector.

News | 5 October 2016
  • Big Society Capital releases second tranche of its £14.5 million investment commitment, enabling Charity Bank to support many more good causes
  • New loan approvals of £55.8m in the first nine months of 2016; more than in the whole of any previous year
  • Social sector loan demand remains strong since the EU Referendum
Research | 3 October 2016

In 2015, Big Society Capital and the Association of Credit Unions Limited (ABCUL), asked Social Finance to review the credit union landscape in order to understand the potential for social investment to help grow the sector and make it more sustainable.

Events | 30 September 2016
Date: TBC
Location: Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA
Events | 28 September 2016
Location: Arlingtom Conference Centre, 220 Arlington Road, London, NW1 7HE
Blog | 27 September 2016

If you live in poverty in this country, you’re more unlikely to have a bank account. And if you don’t have a bank account, you can’t get a direct debit discount for many of your everyday services and utilities. Is that fair? We don’t think so.

Blog | 26 September 2016

The Commissioning Better Outcomes Fund evaluation is following 10 SIBs part-funded by the fund over their lifetime. One of them is the Worcestershire Reconnections SIB and the first report about the SIB was launched last week.

Research | 22 September 2016

The impact of isolation and loneliness on mortality has been estimated to be equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day.

News | 22 September 2016

A new £5.5m fund, offering grant and unsecured loan finance to social enterprises has launched today across the North of England and the Midlands.

Blog | 22 September 2016

The energy and ambition you can pull together to improve a locality is amazing.

Blog | 21 September 2016

I knew from the start that if Unforgettable was to succeed it would need to transform the dementia market - and that would take money.

Events | 21 September 2016
Location: The Hub, MEA House, Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, TWR NE1 8XS