Nearly 80% of people surveyed from across the sector have a good understanding of social investment, with 57% of respondents rating Big Society Capital’s overall performance as positive compared to 32% two years ago
A recent report from RBS indicated that UK banks are lending over £3bn to social organisations. In Civil Society, our Head of Social Sector Engagement, Geetha Rabindrakumar, discusses how social investment aims to fill those gaps not met by mainstream lending.
Australia’s first social impact bonds were launched in New South Wales in 2013, making them some of the earliest SIBs in the world. Three years on, Jill Carman from Aleron takes a look back at lessons from Australia and comparisons to the UK market.
This week marks the second anniversary of the creation of Social Investment Tax Relief. Perhaps not an anniversary I ever saw myself marking in my diary. I have surprised myself at how captivating I have found this tax relief to be.
This paper provides a review of the use of Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) on its two year anniversary. It includes an analysis of the SITR deals completed to date and the views of key stakeholders in this area. NPC has written this report in partnership with Big Society Capital (BSC).
Charities and social enterprises have received £3.4m in two years thanks to Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) recently introduced by the Treasury, according to research conducted by think tank NPC for Big Society Capital.