What is 'social investment'?

Social Investment - finance provided for voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations (VCSEs) which investors expect to get back and to create social impact.

Social investment is the use of repayable finance to help an organisation achieve a social purpose.

The goal of Big Potential was to raise awareness of social investment among charities and social enterprises and help them get to a position where they felt confident enough to take on social investment for themselves.

For more information about social investment and how it may work for you we recommend visiting Good Finance - a collaborative project to help improve access to information on social investment for charities and social enterprises.

It's a great first-stop for any charity or social enterprise that is new to social investment and wants to find out more.

Good Finance is jointly funded by Access - The Foundation for Social Investment, Big Society Capital and DCMS, with in-kind support provided by members of the steering group.

Good Finance