William Castelll, chair, Wellcome Trust
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Wellcome Trust's investment portfolio reaches £18bn

19 Dec 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

The Wellcome Trust has posted a 15.4 per cent return on its investment portfolio, earning £2.5bn for the year to 30 September 2014.

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Liam Black

Charities and social enterprises can become so focused on pleasing funders that they lose sight of beneficiaries, a social enterprise conference heard yesterday.

CAN and Senscot part ways with UnLtd over its vision for a 'private-profit social sector'

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.


Simplify social impact bonds and cut red tape around social investment, says G8 taskforce

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.

 Labour promises contracts open to charities and social enterprises only

A Labour government would offer contracts which only not-for-profit organisations can bid for, shadow social enterprise minister Chi Onwurah will announce today.

Congratulations to the RNLI - this only goes to prove that working on long term (and short term for that matter) legacies really pays dividends in the end.

» RNLI legacy income rises to record £118m

Free guide to social investment from BIG and Social Enterprise UK

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.

Government announces £60m grant fund to support social investment

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.

Bromley Healthcare

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.

Prince’s Regeneration Trust to create a social investment fund for ‘at-risk’ buildings

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.

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