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As always, it was fantastic to be at Social Enterprise UK’s Social Enterprise Awards in November to celebrate the achievements of so many organisations.
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What makes an organisation suitable for social investment? This is a question we’re often asked by potential investees. As providers of simple finance for UK charities and social enterprises, we do of course receive many applications for finance from organisations who simply aren’t ready for...
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I spent seven years looking after my mum before she died. Caring for someone with dementia is a lot harder than most people realise. I often felt lost and overwhelmed by the task ahead and soon realised I had to find new ways to keep Mum busy and give her a sense of purpose, otherwise she’d spend...
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South Bristol Sports Centre is a charity created to serve and provide facilities for the local community. We pride ourselves on being able to provide activities and facilities which cater for a wide range of public need.
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Phil Caroe, Director of Social Finance at Allia, with a tongue-in-cheek guide to help us navigate the language barriers to considering finance. Jargon is a social divider, separating the knowledgeable insiders from the confused outsiders. Now, with this bluffer’s guide, you too can impress your...
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It is becoming increasingly apparent that the social investment market does not meet the needs and expectations of the organisations it is there to serve. Without the needs being met, can we really call it a market?
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Josh is a social entrepreneur and member of the Good Finance Stakeholder Review Panel, an advisory group that provides critical feedback on the performance and future direction of the website and project. Here he shares his current bootstrap mentality to growth, his recent success with crowdfunding...