Just over year ago, spurred by the Young Foundation’s report on gender-lens investing, a number of organisations including Big Society Capital committed to better understand the extent of diversity within social investment.
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.
We're delighted to announce the relaunch of Good Finance - a website to help charities and social enterprises better navigate the social investment market. Kieran Whiteside, Project Manager of Good Finance, discusses what the new site aims to do and next steps.
Today we publish our third deal-level data release, this time up to December 2016. It includes Big Society Capital’s deals as well as social investment deals made by other investors and arranged by intermediaries which have not received our investment.
The House of Lords Select Committee on Charities has today published Stronger charities for a stronger society, its report investigating the sustainability of the charity sector, containing 100 recommendations for the sector.
Like many other fans of the Lloyds Bank Foundation’s work, I was at the launch of the report “Facing Forward” – it gives a sobering overview of the trends in the environment that smaller charities need to consider to continue to provide essential local services with increasing demand and complexity of need.
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.