12 Feb 2015
Deniz Hassan reviews the new technologies being used for fundraising and makes some predictions about their likely success.
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.
World governments must simplify social impact bonds and strip away red tape around social investments, according to a report published today by an international task force set up by David Cameron.
A Labour government would offer contracts which only not-for-profit organisations can bid for, shadow social enterprise minister Chi Onwurah will announce today.
So B&B operators cannot refuse gay couples a bed in their own home yet banks can assume muslim organisations might be laundering money for terrorists without any criminal act being proved. Its a strange world.
Charities may be able to access more flexible finance and attract more support through social investment than traditional grant funding, according to a guide published today by Social Enterprise UK and the Big Lottery Fund.
A new £60m grant fund to support charities to get ready for social investment has been launched by the Office for Civil Society using money repaid from the Futurebuilders loan fund.
Social enterprises working in the area of health and social care grew by 121 per cent last year, compared to an average growth of 42 per cent across all social enterprises, according to data from the RBS SE100.
The Prince’s Regeneration Trust has received a £200,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund to develop a social investment fund to help organisations based in deprived areas restore at-risk community buildings.