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Blog | 23 February 2017

After 3,000 hours of face-to-face engagement, 250 organisations met, four member organisations confirmed, three Chris’s recruited and two awards won, the Public Services Lab, winner of the Business Impact Challenge, is starting to emerge.

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. 

Blog | 4 June 2015

Last month, Prince Charles visited the Homeground Hostel in Liverpool to meet young homeless people helped by Local Solutions, a charity supporting vulnerable and excluded people throughout the Merseyside region.

Blog | 19 February 2015

In this guest blog, Michelle Farrell-Bell from Teens & Toddlers talks about the benefits of using a Social Impact Bond.

Blog | 15 April 2014

Whalley Community Hydro – a community renewable energy scheme in Lancashire’s Ribble Valley – is the first organisation to be awarded a loan by Charity Bank following  Big Society Capital’s investment in the Bank last month.

Blog | 4 March 2014

“It’s been great to spend a day feeling being both inspired and better informed”

This was just one of the comments from a social enterprise delegate attending one of the two events on social finance that Big Society Capital supported with Social Enterprise North West (SENW) in Salford and Social Enterprise Yorkshire and Humber (SEYH) in Leeds last week. Both SENW and SEYH ran fantastic lively events to bring social enterprises and charities together with social finance providers – with the chance to meet similar organisations and social finance organisations, debate, and hear updates on current developments and examples of social investment in action.