New project launched to boost understanding of social investment

Written by Matt Ritchie

A new initiative has launched to help third sector organisations make the most of social investment.

Big Society Capital, Access, and the Department for Culture, Media & Sport have today launched Good Finance, a website and project aiming to help charities and social enterprises understand social investment.

The website contains up to date content and case studies, a tool to help users assess if social investment is right for them and the first ever directory of social investors and advisers.

The launch follows a year of extensive research and user-focused design workshops with a wide range of charities and social enterprises across the UK.

Good Finance is funded by Big Society Capital, Access, and DCMS. It is supported by NCVO, Social Enterprise UK, Locality, creative agency Matter & Co, and social investment organisation Flip Finance.

Project manager Kieran Whiteside said charities and social enterprises have struggled to navigate the complex world of social investment, despite the market’s continued growth.

“Our hope is that this new website will help charities and social enterprises feel empowered to make informed and educated investment decisions that are right for them.”

Access the website here.

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