What makes a successful Impact for Growth application?

14 December 2017

After taking part in the second meeting of the Impact for Growth Investment & Commissioning Panel Caroline Forster shares her insights on what makes an application stand out from the crowd.

How values can shape a social business

6 December 2017

Shelby Bradley, Head of People and Values, looks at our five key values and how they have changed the way we operate as a social investor.

What’s it like to work at Social Investment Business?

4 October 2017

Zuber Rahman, our new Financial Accountant, spills the beans on what it’s like working for Social Investment Business and what he has learned after his first few months with us

Helicopters, wine and the third largest steam engine in England – Big Potential in unlikely places

23 August 2017

Time is running out for charities and social enterprises looking to apply for a grant from Big Potential. Marketing Executive, Oliver Monty, looks at three organisations that have taken advantage of the programme to ready themselves for investment.

Where now? And what next?

14 August 2017

Social investment is helping many organisations across the country improve people’s lives but there is still room for improvement. As we enter a new phase of our development Caroline Forster asks what role we should play.

(Investment) Ready... Steady…Go!

10 July 2017

As we embark on a research project to help shape future investment and contract readiness programmes, our Research Manager Anthony Gray recounts the five golden rules we’ve learned so far.

Do you want to join our Customer Panel?

6 July 2017

Your opinions are important to us so we’ve launched a Customer Panel to help gather views on what we do and how we do it. Would you like to join the Panel?

Impact for Growth update: Our first grant applications

30 May 2017

The first batch of applications for the Impact Management Programme's Impact for Growth strand are in. Our Head of Grants, Deborah Smart, talks about the application journey and the proposals we have received so far.

Recapping the first round of our Liverpool Fund

16 May 2017

​ In 2014 we launched the Liverpool City Region Impact Fund. Last year we made the first round of investments . So how did we get on? And what did we learn during the process?

The lessons of the Lords Charities report

31 March 2017

The House of Lords Select Committee on Charities published its report this week. Jonathan Jenkins, our outgoing Chief Executive, gave oral evidence to the Lords and as he moves on he reflects on the report and the potential for change.

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