Applying to a fund: where should I start?

14 August 2018

Head of Grants, Deborah Smart, often gets asked by charities and social enterprises how their funding applications could be improved. Here are her top tips on how to put together the perfect proposal.

Are we ready for a social investment fund for charity mergers?

25 July 2018

Following our recent report into mergers among charities and social enterprises, Richard Litchfield, Chief Executive Officer at Eastside Primetimers, reflects on the research and its implications for future merger support programmes.

Setting the course for social impact investing

6 July 2018

Elizabeth Corley CBE, Chair of the Implementation Taskforce and former CEO of Allianz Global Investors, looks back at the Taskforce's recent conference, the Government's response to the advisory group's recommendations and what the future holds for social impact investing.

In difficult times: exploring restructures and mergers

26 June 2018

In the wake of our latest report into mergers among charities and social enterprises, Nick Temple, our Chief Executive Officer, looks at the logic behind the research, what we discovered and how our findings can help ease a sector under pressure.

Keeping your friends close and your customers closer

22 June 2018

Nick Temple, our Chief Executive Officer, looks at why good customer-focused work and relationships are essential in a time of much change within the charity and social enterprise sector.

Growing the impact investment opportunity in the UK

11 June 2018

Elizabeth Corley CBE, former CEO of Allianz Global Investors, talks about the social impact investing 'Implementation Taskforce', why and how it was established and what's in store at the conference on 12th June.

The time is now for social value

22 May 2018

As the consultation on the Civil Society Strategy closes our Chair, Rt Hon Hazel Blears, considers the impact of the Social Value Act and how it can be used to build a more inclusive economy and strengthen our public services.

Is social investment perpetuating or challenging inequality and discrimination?

25 April 2018

Following the recent call for evidence on equality and diversity in the sector, Owen Dowsett from The Centre for Social Justice Innovation, Dartington Hall Trust, looks at the questions surrounding social investment, social justice and how improvements can be made.

Creating inclusive social investment

20 April 2018

Richard Thickpenny, Business Development Manager of ACH, reveals how work with Resonance led to the development of a new inclusive investment product.

What do we mean by resilience?

12 April 2018

In our recent report, Strength in Numbers , we talk about how 'resilience is key' for social sector organisations. This poses an obvious question for our CEO Nick Temple; what exactly do we mean by resilience?

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