Whilst speaking about social finance opportunities at a charity event some years ago, a member of the audience suggested that social finance and social enterprises would be the downfall of grant funding and ultimately charities. Whilst this prediction is not proving true, it is topical.
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Legal structure should not drive the big decisions about your social enterprise but it is an important consideration.
In our social finance work we often talk about promoting innovation and delivering public benefit through partnerships, for example between public sector suppliers, commissioners, investors and communities – but what do we mean by all of this?
In a guest blog, Tej Dhami, Managing Director of The Change Coefficient, looks at how a change in the approach to funding could help social enterprises deliver on their potential. Stone King is collaborating on this topic with The Change Coefficient and other partners.
Charities and social enterprises are increasingly turning to borrowings in order to further their objects and to better delivery of their chosen impact. Equally there is an increasing capacity and willingness from high street banks and social lenders to make facilities available to this sector.
Public and community services are in need of re-imagination.
Civitas Social Housing PLC (Civitas) is the first Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) dedicated to investing in social housing in England and Wales.
HM Treasury has recently closed its consultation on social investment tax relief (SITR).
The Future 20 is an exciting initiative launched by Allia Future Business Centres together with a range of partners, including Stone King.