What's it about?
Social investment is often seen as a London-centric activity. It can be harder for charities and social enterprises outside of the capital to access social investors and gain a better understanding of the financial products available. Let's Talk Good Finance aims to change that.
LET'S TALK GOOD FINANCE is a hub of local investment networks created to provide charities and social enterprises with a local safe space to know more about social investment and better navigate the market.
This is done through a series of events where charities and social enterprises have the opportunity to:
- Speak to charity and social enterprise leaders who have already accessed social investment
- Meet potential social investors
- Learn about new social investment initiatives, funds and instruments
- Ask questions in a safe and non-judgemental space
- Understand more about when social investment is not suitable or appropriate
Partner with us
Big Society Capital is looking for local partners to bring LET'S TALK GOOD FINANCE to their area. We've compiled a guide with more information including the support we provide.
Learn more about Let's Talk Good Finance
Hear from a peer
During a Let's Talk Good Finance event, you can hear directly from a local charity or social enterprise about their journey and experience in raising social investment.
Listen to the podcast
Missed an event? Listen to our Let's Talk Good Finance podcast. Hear the inspiring stories of charitable organisations already using social investment to transform their impact!
In the video below, we have Neil Lewis of Intraquest CIC, a specialist learning, well-being and community service provider serving Greater Manchester. Neil shares his experience of taking on a blend of social investment and grant money to fund and support the organisation's services.
See presentations from recent events
What attendees have said
"I genuinely found the seminar one of the most useful which I have been at in a long time. Thanks to Big Society Capital for your time and for your support to all of us who attended."
David Smith, Chief Executive, Oasis Aquila Housing
"I thought it was a very useful event and brought up important insights – including the need for social finance providers and support organisations to work more closely together. I am definitely following up with the other local ones."
Dirk Rohwedder, Director, School for Social Entrepreneurs Dartington
"Thanks for the talk Melanie Mills gave at The Hub in Stafford last month. As I said then, she has a rare talent for making finance stimulating!"
Adam Berrisford, Finance & Projects Manager, The Community Foundation for Staffordshire