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GET INFORMED: Become a mentor

The GET INFORMED Mentoring programme connects social investment mentors to help charity and social enterprise board members who are exploring repayable finance. For mentors, it's a fantastic way to give back and help others build their skills and confidence on social investment.


We're looking for people willing to volunteer a minimum of 8 hours over a 6-12 month period as GET INFORMED mentors.

Applicants need to have:

  • Good understanding of social enterprise and/or charity governance
  • Experience of working in or with charities and social enterprises
  • Good current knowledge of social investment
  • Good understanding of the roles and responsibilities of charity trustees and/or social enterprise non-executive directors with regards to finance, investment and associated risks
  • Good communication skills, including the ability to listen effectively with understanding and empathy
  • Ability to adapt knowledge to new settings

Applicants might also have:

  • Experience of being a trustee or a non-executive director (NED) of a charity or social enterprise
  • Experience of raising or supporting process of social investment
  • Good networks who can also be utilised to bring added value knowledge and experience
  • Previous experience of mentoring (not necessarily in this field)

Do you have the skills and experience to become a social investment mentor?

Sign up to become a mentor

Mentor's brief & mentor resources

For more information, read the brief for mentors and see the mentor resources. You can also watch our webinar featuring current mentors as they share their experience of mentoring.