Access exists to bridge the gap between smaller charities & social enterprises and social investors. That’s not something we can do on our own. Through this blog we try to open up our work.
It’s now about 18 months since the Growth Fund opened its doors to the first applications in summer of 2015, and I have been in post for a little over year, so what have we learnt and seen? Plenty! So what can I tell you? After a year of activity Seb provided an update on […]
Access has been established to address to specific failures in the social investment in England, namely the lack of small scale unsecured debt, and the need for long term funding of investment readiness work. We are doing this through providing subsidy in the form of grants in two main ways: By blending grant with debt […]
This week it has been my pleasure and privilege to be able to come over to the US to attend the Feedback Labs Summit, in Washington DC. Feedback Labs, hosts of the event, are an organisation dedicated to developing a culture of listening and responding to participants in any social programme. “Because people should drive […]
We are delighted to have signed our second Growth Fund deal last week. Key Fund will run the Northern Impact Fund, building on their great track record of making small loans to charities and social enterprises across the North of England and midlands. You can read more about the first two funds open for business […]
You may have seen our announcement a couple of weeks ago that we are partnering with Rathbones who will manage our endowment – the culmination of months of thinking about how we invest using a “total impact approach”, how we engage with the investment community and how we determine which asset manager is best able […]
A few weeks ago, Seb posted a blog reflecting on what we have learned and how we are seeking to improve, following the announcement of our first Growth Fund investment into Resonance. He mentioned that based on this learning, we have published updated guidance on the whole Growth Fund process, a revised expression of interest […]
You may have seen the announcement last week that Resonance have launched the first fund lending to charities and social enterprises which has been supported by the Growth Fund. This is the first fund to go live and is now available for applications from charities and social enterprises in South West England working to bring […]