A range of tools and resources to guide you to achieve the most appropriate funding or financing solutions
Charities and social enterprises can obtain finance in various ways – through donations, grants or contracts from local authorities, trading with businesses or the public, and by raising investment. They can also be modelled to issue shares or loans.
We refer to Funding as providing financial resources, usually in the form of grants, or other values such as effort or time, to finance a need, program, and project. Sources of funding include credit, donations, grants, savings, subsidies, and taxes reliefs. Social finance is an approach to investments that generate financial returns while including measurable positive social and environmental impact (blended returns).
The social investment ecosystem includes providers of social finance and social enterprises, plus all stakeholders who participate in, influence or are impacted by social investment activity.