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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. It provides indications as to the effectiveness of the programme, the broad types of VCSEs that sought BPA support and how this support is translating into increased investment and contract readiness as well as ‘deal flow’.

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.

Big Potential Breakthrough: Year three Evaluation

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

Embed purpose in your company articles

Purposely is a digital tool to embed purpose in a company’s governing articles. And it’s free to use.

2018 Annual Report and Financial Statement

This is our Annual Report & Financial Statements for the year ending 31 March 2018.

2017 Annual Report and Financial Statement

This is our Annual Report & Financial Statements for the year ending 31 March 2017.

Covering your core costs in a shrinking market

No one enjoys paying for their organisation's core costs. Hopefully this guide will make dealing with them a little less onerous.

Liverpool City Region Impact Fund: Wave one update

The £2m pilot Liverpool City Region Impact Fund offers unsecured loans to charities and social enterprises in the Liverpool City Region. This report tells the story of the first wave of investments.


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