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In pursuit of readiness: An evaluation of the Investment and Contract Readiness Fund

This evaluation of the Investment and Contract Readiness Fund explores how the fund helped charities and social enteprises unlock £233m in investments and contracts.

Big Potential Breakthrough: Year 1 Evaluation

The year one evaluation of Big Potential Breakthrough looks at the first year of the investment readiness programme.

A Tale of Two Funds: The management and performance of Futurebuilders England

This report from Boston Consulting Group looks back at the performance and management of the ground-breaking Futurebuilders England Fund over a 10 year period.

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.

2015 Annual Report & Financial Statements

This is our Annual Report & Financial Statements for the year ending 31 March 2015.

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.

Ready, Willing and Able: An interim review of the Investment and Contract Readiness Fund

This interim report, published in April 2014, analysed the initial findings and highlighted how the Investment and Contract Readiness Fund could be improved.

2014 Annual Reports & Financial Statements

This is our Annual Report & Financial Statements for the year ending 31 March 2014.

How to evidence your social impact

There is now an increasing focus on measuring and reporting social impact. This handy guide will help you work out how to understand and communicate how effective you are.

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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