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Events | 28 November 2017

Location: Priory Centre, 6 Priory Row, Coventry, CV1 5EX

Events | 24 October 2017
Location: Stirchley Baths, Bournville Lane, Birmingham, B30 2JT
Blog | 31 August 2017

In July, we launched our new strategy and 2016 annual review at events in London and Birmingham.

Blog | 9 May 2017

At some point in 2015 I started thinking that if I didn’t get to grips with understanding social finance I’d probably be a bit of a dinosaur.  In a world where money for preventive services is only likely to continue shrinking, any new avenues were worth knowing more about.  

Events | 14 November 2016
Location: University of Birmingham
Blog | 31 October 2016

Last week saw the relaunch of Key Fund – a social investment intermediary originally based in Yorkshire – offering loans and grant/loan packages to help community and social enterprises start-up, grow and/or become more sustainable. 

Events | 13 October 2016
Location: Conference Aston, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET
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.
 

Blog | 25 April 2016

Core Assets is a fostering and children’s services group based in Bromsgrove. As it reaches the milestone of young people in care now ‘graduating’ from the Social Impact Bond contract it delivers for Birmingham City Council, co-founder Jan Rees OBE reflects on the necessity to continually challenge the system to change vulnerable young people’s lives for the better.

Events | 9 March 2016
Location: Concept Conference Centre, 58-72 John Bright Street Birmingham B1 1BN GB
Big Society Capital is hosting an event in partnership with Bita Pathways in Birmingham to increase awareness of how social investment is being used to help people with mental health needs. 
Events | 25 February 2016
Location: Cobalt Square, 83 Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 8QG
We are supporting a workshop hosted by NCVO on raising money from individuals.
News | 16 November 2015

The Care and Wellbeing Fund announces today that it has launched with £12 million of investment from Big Society Capital and Macmillan Cancer Support. 

News | 15 July 2015

Worcestershire County Council and Worcestershire’s three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have awarded the country’s first Social Impact Bond to help 3000 older people overcome loneliness in the county - to Reconnections Ltd.

Blog | 17 June 2015

Last night I was delighted to present Good Will Solutions CIC with the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Midlands in the Social Entrepreneur Category.

News | 24 April 2015

Big Society Capital has hired former Chief Executive of Social Enterprise West Midlands (SEWM) CIC, Melanie Mills, to build relationships with social enterprises, charities and community organisations across the UK regions. 

Blog | 18 March 2015

Continuing our series of guest blogs, Richard Nicol from Midlands Together talks about the difference social investment has made to ex-offenders in the Midlands.

News | 11 February 2014

Developing Empowering Resources in Communities (DERiC) and Big Society Capital (BSC), the social investment bank, today announced the launch of an innovative programme to utilise personal care budgets which will greatly improve existing service levels for people with social care needs through community engagement.