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Last week I attended a meeting of the Social Investment Research Council, (SIRC). This is a group of funders who commission research relating directly or indirectly to social investment, brought together and managed by colleagues at Big Society Capital (BSC). We meet around 4 times a year, to discuss current projects, explore common areas of interest […]
In my previous post, I presented some initial themes coming out of the feedback we gathered on how we should develop our capacity building activities from 2018 onwards. Our online form closed last week, and I’m pleased to say we had a number of really thoughtful submissions before the shutter fell. You can read all of […]
This is the fourth in a series of posts setting out the questions we at Access are considering as we determine our strategy for investment-readiness support. As we did back in 2015, we’ve asked for your comments via an online form: this will remain open until this Friday, June 16th, so if you have something you’d like […]
This is the third in a series of posts setting out the questions we at Access are considering as we determine our strategy for investment-readiness support. Alongside these posts, we are keen for as many people as possible to contribute to the conversation via our online form: this will remain open until June 16th, so please […]
In my previous post, I set out the questions we’re considering as we look to the next phase of our life. Under the broad heading of investment-readiness, we’re seeking to understand where we can most effectively direct our resources to support social organisations at different stages of development. This online form sets out our specific questions […]
Between now and June, we’re opening up a conversation about our capacity building strategy for the next phase of our life, 2018-21. It’s exciting, this time round, to be able to build on what we ourselves are doing as well as drawing lessons from others. Looking back to when we launched our initial consultation in […]
After months of preparation, much thought, occasional disagreement and a sprinkling of nervous excitement, we gathered. A pretty comprehensive selection of the people currently involved in making social investment happen in the UK, spending two days trying to make sense of it all, and find ways to make it work better. Below is the result […]