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.
This report provides a breakdown of the social enterprise sector in Scotland by geographical location and industry sector, together with a survey of 40 intermediary organisations describing their attitudes to social investment.
Today, Impact Ventures UK (IVUK) announces that it has earmarked £2 million for investment in a unique joint venture with Glasgow based social enterprise Homes for Good (Scotland) CIC, which will create a portfolio of newly refurbished properties dedicated for people in social housing need across the Greater Glasgow region.
Scotland’s leading funder for the third sector, Social Investment Scotland, has secured a £16M in principle matched investment commitment from Big Society Capital and the Scottish Government to create a Social Growth Fund for Scotland.