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GET INFORMED: Get a mentor

GET INFORMED offers FREE one-to-one mentors to help charity and social enterprise trustee and executives better understand the opportunities and risks of social investment.

Mentees will be matched with a mentor who has a good knowledge of social investment including the risks and opportunities around it. Mentors will also understand the roles and responsibilities of charity trustees and social enterprise board directors with regards to finance, investment and associated risks.


Mentoring support available

Mentors will provide at least 8 hours of support to you over a 6 to 12 month period. Where possible, we will match you with someone close to you. But if this isn't possible, mentoring may also take place over telephone, skype or email.

Mentoring is peer support in the form of sharing knowledge, skills, experience, opinion, informal advice. Please remember that it does not constitute professional advice which will need to be sought independently to ensure expert guidance pertaining to any financial transaction or decision-making. You can find more information about the mentoring support for mentees by reading the Mentee's brief.

Apply for a mentor


What could mentoring do for you?

Big Society Capital hosted a webinar for those interested in learning more about the mentoring support offered.

Watch the webinar

Think you could be a social investment mentor? Find out how you can help charity and social enterprise board members learn more about social investment. 


Got a question about the mentoring programme?

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GET INFORMED Mentoring is supported by the Small Charities Coalition 

Small Charities Coalition was created by small charities to respond to the need for free, accessible and sustainable support. Now a coalition of over 8,000 members, their mission is to champion the role of all small charities, whether registered or not, that have an annual income of less than £1 million. They collaborate with individuals and organisations across all sectors to provide small charities with development opportunities such as skill sharing, training and resources.