Social Investment Explained


This free multi-media resource includes an introductory guide and case study films, and is for both staff and trustees of charities and social enterprises who want an introduction to social investment, and are wondering what it can do for their organisation. It offers an overview of the UK’s social investment market in order to help organisations to establish whether and how they can make the most of social investment opportunities available to them.

The guide is available on the Big Potential website. It complements training and support available through Big Potential, a £10m fund launched by the Big Lottery Fund, and delivered by a partnership led by the Social Investment Business to help charities and social enterprises in England get investment ready.

Social investments create a ‘blended’ social and financial return for social investors, while helping social enterprises and charities to raise capital that can be difficult to secure from traditional investment sources and mainstream finance providers