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This is a list of existing resources and events that we have identified are available to support foundations looking to develop and pursue responsible investment. It is by no means exhaustive but hopefully a useful starting point for those newer to this field. We would be happy to hear from any foundation CEO or trustee […]
Last year the High Court confirmed that Ashden Trust could select investments in line with its mission; specifically, to align with the Paris Agreement on climate change. Following the case, the Charity Commission is updating its investment guidance. It will have to make clear, if it wasn’t already, that charities are not required invest solely […]
Today we have launched the window for social investors to submit expressions of interest to apply for the Cost of Living Social Investment Support Fund here. This £11m programme, funded by the Dormant Asset Scheme, will enable social investors to offer a broader range of products to support charities and social enterprises in underserved parts […]
Each quarter we publish an interactive dashboard to share insights from across our programmes. This helps us, our partners and the wider sector to better understand our work. This blog looks at three highlights from our most recent dashboard (October-December 2022). It also shows some of the ways that the dashboard can be used to […]
In September 2022 the Board concluded that, on the assumption that further dormant assets will flow over the long term to social investment, Access should not work towards closure. We now know that dormant assets will indeed be available and so we can confirm that we will extend our life. The reasons for this are set out below.
In May 2020, Access was tasked with rapidly designing and launching an Emergency Lending programme as an immediate response to the problems being faced by charities and social enterprises in the early stages of the pandemic. The aim was to support immediate short-term emergency borrowing needs and ensure that more of those that needed repayable […]