Social investment

Social investment is the use of repayable finance to help an organisation achieve a social purpose. This hub will help you find out more about social investment and if it's right for you.

Charities and social enterprises can use repayable finance to help them increase their impact on society, for example by growing their business, providing working capital for contract delivery, or buying assets.

Social investment is not suitable for everyone, and it should always be considered alongside other options. It’s important to look at the range of finance options available to your charity or social enterprise before deciding your next steps. The resources in this hub will help you to decide if social investment could help your organisation.

Good Finance

Good Finance is a collaborative project to help improve access to information on social investment for charities and social enterprises.

They exist to improve knowledge and understanding of social investment, to support organisations to make informed decisions based on their circumstances and to connect individuals to the right investors to speak to based on shared values.

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