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Our response to the Social Value Act Consultation

This is our response to the Government's Social Value Act Consultation. We welcome the Government taking social value seriously and putting clear frameworks in place to account for it in all public procurement.

What a Relief!: A review of Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) for charities and social enterprises

This report examines Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR); its background and how effective it has been at achieving what it was intended for. It also looks at what can still be done to make SITR a viable tool to aid charities and social enterprises.

Our Impact Approach

We’ve produced a guide to demonstrate Social Investment Business’s approach and share our understanding of impact.

Big Potential Breakthrough: Year 4 Evaluation

The fourth year of Big Potential Breakthrough looks at the attitude of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations towards the programme and monitors its effectiveness.

The Road to Sustainability - Challenges and Support

Slides from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland event (27th September 2018) on how charities and social enterprises can become more sustainable through using 'post-grant' strategies.

Big Potential Advanced: Year 3 Evaluation

The third and penultimate Big Potential Advanced (BPA) Evaluation report covers performance to the end of December 2017.

Why understanding tax reliefs shouldn't be taxing...

This guide by Big Society Capital and Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) looks at the available of tax reliefs for charities and social enterprises.

Match Points: A research summary of mergers among charities and social enterprises

This report examines mergers in the charity and social enterprise sector, what the motivations and obstacles are to further progress and what is needed to help organisations make the most out of coming together.

Big Potential Advanced: Year two evaluation

This paper is the second annual evaluation report for Big Potential Advanced (BPA) covering the first two years of operation up to December 31st 2016.

Strength in Numbers: A review of investment and contract readiness support

This report examines the investment and contract readiness support programmes we have managed and outlines recommendations for best practice going forward.


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The Social Investment Business is the trading name for the Social Investment Business Foundation, Registered Company No. 05777484 (England), Registered Charity No. 1117185 (England & Wales), The Social Investment Business Limited, Registered in England No. 06490609, VAT No. 927456693, Futurebuilders-England Limited, Registered in England No. 05066676 and Forward Enterprise FM Ltd, Registered in England No.11238102. Registered Office: CAN Mezzanine, Borough, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4YR.

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