Big Society Capital, together with Access – The Foundation for Social Investment (Access), has launched a new social investment programme called Local Access. This programme will provide a blend of grant and repayable investment worth at least £33m across five places in England.
Big Society Capital today (Wednesday), welcomes the Global Impact Investing Network’s (GIIN) core characteristics of impact investing. The characteristics were released at the Impact Summit Europe, following a consultation period with global leaders on impact investing.
Big Society Capital, together with the Guy's & St Thomas' Charity and the Food Foundation have today (19th November) released a new report: Healthy Returns: Opportunities for market-based solutions to childhood obesity.
Big Society Capital and Guy’s & St Thomas Charity are interested to explore enterprise solutions to childhood obesity, and how philanthropy and social investment could help scale socially impactful enterprises in this area.
Housing associations are to begin a major new challenge of developing pioneering ideas to tackle the country’s biggest future social challenges, the National Housing Federation has announced at its Annual Conference today (Wednesday).
New strategy reveals plan to continue wide range of social investment funds and support, and put next efforts into three areas where there is best opportunity for social investment to make a difference.
The Government has announced today that up to £2 billion of unclaimed assets currently lying dormant could transform charity and voluntary sector funding in the future. The comments follow the publication of the final report of the Independent Dormant Assets Commission, set up in December 2015.
Nearly three-quarters of people want to know where their pension pot is invested, yet two in five Defined Contribution (DC) pension savers admit they know little or nothing about it. That’s according to a new report, Pensions with Purpose, commissioned by Big Society Capital and researched by ComRes.
Three of the fastest growing crowdfunding platforms in the UK will partner with Big Society Capital as part of a unique £10 million Crowd Match Fund to allow the public to invest directly in charities and social enterprises.
The increase in the amount that younger charities and social enterprises can raise through Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) to £1.5 million, announced in the Autumn Statement, is encouraging says Big Society Capital.