As we shelter from summer rain, there is plenty for us to feel sunny about here at Social Investment Business: it’s been an exciting and busy few weeks.
Together with Impetus and Early Intervention Foundation, we launched the first open call round of grants for the Youth Endowment Fund. We’ve also done briefings in Cardiff, London and Manchester, and a webinar which you can find here.
The grant call closes on 23rd July: if your organisation works with children and young people at risk of being drawn into crime & violence – please do apply via our portal here or get in touch.
We have invested in Social and Sustainable Capital’s (SASC) ground-breaking new housing fund, the Social and Sustainable Housing LP. The fund will invest in the provision of safe, stable and appropriate homes for vulnerable people and their families. You can find more in this blog about our journey as SASC co-founders and why we hope the best impact is still to come.
Meanwhile, away from the frontline in policy-land, Labour released their Civil Society Strategy, the Government’s Social Value Act consultation closed (here is our response) and the Impact Investing Institute launched.
We were also pleased to support new research on equality and social investment with our partners Dartington Hall Trust, Connect Fund, Equally Ours and SSE Dartington. The report on Equality in Impact Investing makes important and timely reading for policymakers and practitioners alike.
Finally, a reminder that we’ve got several funds open currently – the Forward Enterprise Fund, Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund, First Steps, and the Liverpool City Regional Fund. You can find the details of all of our funds and programmes on the website, or get in touch directly. As always, don’t hesitate to contact myself or any member of the team if we can help. Nick Temple Chief Executive Officer