Following the release of the Labour Party’s new strategy document, From Paternalism to Participation: Putting civil society at the heart of national renewal, Cliff Prior, CEO of Big Society Capital, sets out the work currently being undertaken in the more deprived areas of the UK.
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Further information about the Local Access project can be found on Big Society Capital’s website here.
ABOUT BIG SOCIETY CAPITAL
Big Society Capital improves the lives of people in the UK by connecting social investment to social enterprises and charities.
We know that investment can help social enterprises and charities achieve more. We believe the greatest chance to improve lives comes when investors and enterprises are both motivated by social mission.
We engage with investors, fund managers, social enterprises and charities to make it easier to use social investment. With our co-investors, we have made over £1.7bn of new capital available to organisations with a social mission, through investments into fund managers and social banks. We have a special focus on: providing homes for people in need; supporting communities to improve lives; and early action to prevent problems.