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News | 29 December 2015

Hogan Lovells and Big Society Capital have today launched a report, ‘Going for Gold: How golden shares can help lock in mission for social enterprises’, which outlines how a social enterprise business can preserve its mission as it grows and raises further investment.

News | 24 December 2015

Big Society Capital today announced the appointment of Sarah Smart to its Board.

Blog | 21 December 2015

One of the commitments we made in our transparency proposals was the publication of historical deal-level data up to September 2015. Today we are able to publish that data, which includes deals made or facilitated by fund managers, banks and other intermediaries who have received capital from Big Society Capital.

Research | 17 December 2015

This report outlines how a social enterprise business can preserve its mission as it grows and raises further investment

Blog | 17 December 2015

How a proven legal innovation can be used by social enterprises to scale up and stay true to themselves.

Blog | 16 December 2015

Today we publish details of our ongoing work as a ‘market champion’ with a list of our completed and current projects. Why are we doing this and what does this mean?

News | 15 December 2015

Numbers for Good today announced it has raised £250,000 investment from Big Society Capital, the social investment wholesaler.

Blog | 15 December 2015

Yesterday, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced its call for input on regulatory barriers to social investments. This is timely and welcome.

Blog | 14 December 2015

HCT Group is a social enterprise in the transport industry. We earn our revenues from contracts won in the marketplace and reinvest profits back into services for our communities. 

Research | 14 December 2015

Results of a survey of EIS managers showing the trends and their sentiment towards SITR.

Research | 11 December 2015

The Bridges Spectrum of Capital’ is our attempt to map out the broad range of risk/return strategies that exist within sustainable and impact investing – and to explain how that relates to the capital markets more generally.

Blog | 10 December 2015

Many ex-offenders are reconvicted within one year of release. There is plenty of research to say that many prisoners think having a job is a vital part of keeping them out of prison. The problem is finding employment on release can be difficult, particularly for those who were unemployed before they were convicted.

Blog | 9 December 2015

Some 42 people gathered in Big Society Capital's board room earlier this month, all new starters to our social investment sector.

Blog | 7 December 2015

Big Society Capital wants to create a £5 million facility for alternative finance platforms to match crowdfunded investments by individuals to charities and social enterprises. We are seeking platforms to partner with us to deliver this fund which will launch in 2016.

Blog | 7 December 2015

In a recent speech on creating a ‘smarter state’, the Prime Minister said that government will increasingly be ‘bringing in new providers or allowing new ways of doing things’. Following this, the Institute for Government convened an event to explore what we can learn from new approaches to commissioning, setting up and managing public service markets and how to enable integration and collaboration between service providers and government.

News | 7 December 2015

Big Society Capital requests proposals for Crowd Match Fund Big Society Capital today released a Request for Proposals from crowdfunding and alternative finance platforms for the Crowd Match Fund.

Blog | 2 December 2015

Last month, we announced a Kick-Off Workshop to initiate discussions about our proposed Crowd Match Fund. The half-day workshop took place on Monday 23rd November comprising of five sessions lead by speakers from Big Society Capital, Nesta and Freedom Bakery.

Blog | 2 December 2015

If there is such thing as a typical grant making trust, the Andrews Charitable Trust (ACT) isn’t one of them. I recently attended ACT’s 50th anniversary celebration, hosted by one of their grantees 2nd Chance in Southwark which is supporting young people into sustained employment. It was a fantastic experience, not least because of the young people who catered and supported the event. It was also a great reminder of the old and new in the voluntary and social enterprise sector, and several themes during the event struck me as relevant for our work in social investment.

Blog | 30 November 2015

Today we announced the winner of the Business Impact Challenge – an innovative new partnership between Interserve, Catch 22 and ClubFinance that has the potential to increase charities and social enterprises’ ability to compete for and deliver public services contracts at scale.

Blog | 30 November 2015

With the spending review dust settling, what does this all mean for social investment? Matt Robinson and Daria Kuznetsova reflect in Pioneers Post.

 

News | 30 November 2015

Interserve, Catch22 and Clubfinance partnership wins Business Impact Challenge Big Society Capital today announced a partnership between public service provider Interserve, social business Catch22 and social finance experts Clubfinance has won the Business Impact Challenge.

News | 29 November 2015

Roundtable on growth drivers for social investment hosted by Big Society Capital and organised by Intelligent Partnership.

Events | 26 November 2015
Location: The Underglobe, Shakespeare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT
Events | 23 November 2015
Location: Bates Wells Braithwaite offices, London 
Blog | 20 November 2015

We are very proud to launch the Care & Well-Being Fund this week, a £12 million partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support and Social Finance.