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Seb, Simon and I recently visited Northumberland to meet with a group of social entrepreneurs from eleven organisations at a gathering kindly convened by Big Issue Invest. This is one of a series of roundtables that we have recently co-convened in order to hear directly from organisations about their experiences of social investment and investment […]
How many times have you heard the expression ‘we don’t want this research to just sit on the shelf’? Sometimes people add something along the lines of ‘gathering dust’ for extra effect. But what’s behind it never changes – we want the research to be listened to, acted on. We researchers want our work to […]
With sincere thanks to Kevin Lloyd-Evans from Big Issue Invest Earlier this week Simon and I spent the day in Birmingham with Big Issue Invest to talk to several local charities and social enterprises about their experience of securing funding to survive and grow. The venue couldn’t have been more fitting – The Impact Hub […]
First we met Louise from Scrap in Leeds, a social enterprise focused on providing resources for arts and children’s play from materials which were destined for landfill. The have an amazing shop and space for workshops, events and training covering an enormous floor of an old mill in Farsley in West Leeds. From there they […]