Big Society Capital, the UK’s leading social impact investor, and Bristol City Council are today announced as cornerstone investors in City Funds. This is a place-based impact investment fund aiming to address the causes and effects of inequality, whilst also generating a financial return for investors.
A year ago, a small group of people from around the UK social investment sector created a very special event at Dartington Hall, with the rather sinister sci-fi title of “The Gathering”. Their aim was to bring social investment leaders together, to bond a community, and to generate a sense of common purpose.
South Bristol Sports Centre is a charity created to serve and provide facilities for the local community. We pride ourselves on being able to provide activities and facilities which cater for a wide range of public need.
Last week, three of us headed out to Wales and Bristol to visit two front-line organisations who have received social investment from the Pure Leapfrog Community Energy Fund, to see what they’ve been up to.