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Today’s announcement of an additional £10m grant to Access and £25m social investment to BSC, beyond the £100m committed to them in 2012, is significant. The grant to Access represents the first time that funds from dormant accounts have been used in to support blended capital approaches. It is encouraging to see that the […]
Our latest dashboard covers the period up to 30th September 2017 and marks one year since we began producing these quarterly summaries. Here we share the headlines. The Growth Fund The Growth Fund funds organisations to make small (sub £150k) loans to charities and social enterprises in England. By the end of September a total […]
I was impressed by the launch of the latest report from the UK National Advisory Board on Impact Investing a couple of weeks ago. It’s easy to be cynical about these sorts of reports and their launches: with talk of eye watering sums of money, and claims that tackling the most complex challenges in society […]
Sophie joined Access for six months as part of the On Purpose Associate Programme, which helps professionals move into purpose-driven careers through a year-long programme comprised of two work placements, training, coaching and mentoring. Here she reflects on her time with Access. My six months at Access has sadly come to an end and, unbelievably, […]
Access exists to bridge the gap between charities and social investors, and to help more charities and social enterprises to benefit from social investment who haven’t been reached to date. We know that social investment isn’t reaching the whole sector. There is some understanding of the gaps, for example we know that smaller organisations have […]
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 […]