In 2014 the Impact Readiness Fund was launched by the Cabinet Office. It was the first programme of its kind to offer grants solely for the purpose of developing impact measurement approaches for charities and social enterprises so that they could raise investment or win contracts. Access and BSC have a shared interest in supporting better impact management across the sector, so we thought it would be timely to review the Impact Readiness Fund to inform our future work. We commissioned independent researcher and writer Adrian Hornsby to complete this review. The resulting report, published today on our website, will be followed up with a learning event in September, led by NPC, as part of their work delivering the Impact Management Programme on Access’ behalf.
Following a successful pilot, the Enterprise Development Programme (EDP) will reopen in the New Year, and will expand to be able to support charities and social enterprises operating in the mental health and equality sectors, in addition to those working in homelessness and youth. The EDP is led by a partnership of national infrastructure bodies […]
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Undertaken and written by the TI Group, Access’s learning partners, the report reflects the views of all the key actors involved in the programmes: almost 100 of the grantees, the social investor Access Points and perspectives from advisory providers and SIB, the programme manager. The findings paint an encouraging picture. The Reach Fund is supporting […]
Since its launch in January 2017, Impact Loans England has invested over £6m supporting 104 social enterprises. The investments have been across the UK including Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Bradford, Sunderland and York. Rural areas such as Hexham, Derbyshire and Cumbria have also benefited from investment. 8% of those receiving investment were BME- led organisations, 45% […]
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