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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.  

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 | 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.

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.

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.

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.