Social investment is the use of repayable finance to achieve a social as well as a financial return
There are lots of charities and social enterprises working hard to deal with some of the most challenging issues in the UK – such as youth unemployment, financial exclusion and homelessness.
An increasing number of them want to use repayable finance to help them increase their impact on society, for example by growing their business, providing working capital for contract delivery, or buying assets.
Social investment is not a grant or a donation. It is money provided to enable your organisation to generate more income or be more effective: growing your business, putting in place better systems, doing more social good, and repaying the investment in the process.
If you are comfortable with the concepts of social investment, and sure it’s right for your organisation, then you might want to look ahead to Where to get it.