Golden Lane Housing: Social investment can be 'absolutely the right thing' to do

Golden Lane Housing: Social investment can be 'absolutely the right thing' to do

24 Oct 2014 | Alice Sharman

The director of Golden Lane Housing, the issuer of the first charity bond to be listed on the London Stock Exchange, has said that despite recent criticism of charities using social finance it can be a useful tool for the sector.


Golden Lane Housing: Social investment can be 'absolutely the right thing' to do

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Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales increases income to £25m

The Lloyds Banking Group is to increase its funding to the Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales by nearly a quarter to £25.24m for 2011, as MPs lobby government to intervene in the banking group's dealings with its Scottish foundation.

Demand for social investment tops £500m, says Social Invesment Business

The Social Investment Business has received loan requests to the tune of over £500m over the last 12 months, according to its first impact report Investing in the future.

Age Scotland sheds 25 per cent of staff; most are over 50

Age Concern Scotland and Help the Aged Scotland have shed 25 per cent of their staff, with most over 50, in the run-up to their official launch next month as a single entity, Age Scotland.

Charity Commission staff to strike next week

Charity Commission staff are set to strike next week after union members from across the civil service voted in favour of industrial action.

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

Most OTS partners at risk from spending cuts

The majority of the Office of the Third Sector’s 40 strategic partners get most of their income from the government, putting them squarely in the firing line for imminent public spending cuts.

Bridges Property Fund to invest £5m in care homes

The Bridges Sustainable Property fund is to invest £5m in care sector specialist developer Castleoak.

CFDG to create Charity Banking Forum

CFDG is creating a forum to tackle banking issues faced by civil society organisations. Running on a bi-yearly basis, the Charity Banking Forum will comprise of members of the Charity Finance Directors’ Group (CFDG) and representatives from the banking industry.

Euclid to hold meeting on European social bank

Euclid is to hold a meeting on the formation of a European Bank for Social Investments (EBSI) in April.

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