11 Feb 2016
Social enterprises are outperforming the wider economy in almost every area of business, according to research by Social Enterprise UK.
Just over 80 per cent of small and medium charities are struggling to obtain enough funding and a further 63 per cent are “seriously worried” about ongoing income, according to a report released by Lloyds Bank Foundation.
Although the Social Value Act is having a positive impact, Adam Leeder believes the government is right to decide against increasing its scope.
For all the opportunities the Social Value Act promises, there is little evidence it is helping charities and social enterprises win contracts, says Charlie Wigglesworth.
He was just so nice - an over used word, but I can only ever see Daniel with a smile on his face. Genuine, wickedly funny, intelligent, oozing with foresight and interest.
The government should create a new regulator for social enterprise and social investment which would work in parallel with the Charity Commission, Big Society Capital has said in a manifesto document published today.
Charities and social enterprises can become so focused on pleasing funders that they lose sight of beneficiaries, a social enterprise conference heard yesterday.
Social enterprise support organisations CAN and Senscot have ended their relationship with UnLtd, set up to manage a £100m fund for social entrepreneurs, over concerns that grants from the fund are being awarded to for-profit organisations.