Resources: Research

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.

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.

Catalysing Impact Deal Flow in East Africa

We contributed to this report by FSG that looks at the barriers preventing impact deal flow in East Africa and provides recommendations for donors seeking to sustainably build the market.

Campus Communities: a framework for Universities to foster a more social economy

This report by UnLtd and Social Investment Business explores how universities can use their expertise of creating economic impact to also achieve positive social outcomes in their communities.

Analysis of evidence for Local Impact Funds

One of the most comprehensive research reports to date on current and historical demand for social investment across different Local Enterprise Partnership areas in England.

Place based social investment: A prospectus

This prospectus presents how Local Impact Funds - a local social investment product that provides appropriate and tailored support to charities and social enterprises can support the creation of a ‘social economy’.

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