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The Growth Fund has been in operation for over two years, with the first fund launching back in the summer of 2016. Since then nearly 200 organisations have received funding utilising the blended finance model, with an average investment size of £64k. Early indications suggest that there is a need for this type of unsecured […]
At the start of this year, I shared more on the performance of our endowment as at December 2017. I’m not quite sure how it’s happened, but we already find ourselves in October and after a very busy summer, I have been reflecting on the performance of our portfolio over the last nine months or […]
Janie Oliver highlights the importance of having healthy and effective partnerships, and how Access work to ensure this can happen.
In the third of his Risk Finance guest blog series, David Floyd considers the potential future uses of risk finance in UK social investment
I was pleased to see the first report from the Social Investment Intelligence Network (SIIN). The SIIN is a new initiative aimed at gathering and sharing more up to date intelligence about the demand for social investment from charities and social enterprises. It brings together a group of sector leaders from around the country to […]
Our understanding of how change happens has evolved since we started in 2015. In response to what we’ve learned, we’ve grown from having a direct focus on developing the social investment market to a broader focus on helping charities and social enterprises become more resilient related diversifying their income, which in turn should increase demand […]