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In his last blog, Martin Rich, the chair of our Endowment Investment Committee, outlined the progress we have made with Rathbones, our investment manager, in seeking to maximise the impact of our endowment. In it he made a commitment for us to regularly publish more comprehensive details of our portfolio. As we are approaching the […]
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 […]
Last week we published our second quarterly dashboard, summarising the period up to and including the quarter January to March 2017. This follows on from our first dashboard, for the period to December 2016, which was published in February. Our latest report shows a significant increase in activity to the previous quarter, and we expect […]
In the first blog in this series I provided an overview of some of the ways that subsidy has been used by in the UK social investment market since the early-2000s, while the second blog looked at some snapshots of what that subsidy has achieved on its own terms. This blog will consider some of […]
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 […]
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 […]