Meet us at two forthcoming sector conferences – SEUK and SEYH

Two members of our team, Vinay Nair and Natalie Pinon, will be speaking at two key sector conferences later this month: Social Enterprise UK’s Fit for the Future annual health and care conference, and Social Enterprise Yorkshire & Humber’s Working Capital 16 conference. You can contact them ahead of time (vinay@socialandsustainble.com // natalie@socialandsustainable.com) or speak to them […]

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29 January | Understanding “Revenue Participation Notes”

In December, we announced the closing of our investment into HCT Group – a social enterprise transportation company. We are delighted to back one of the UK’s flagship social enterprises on the next stage of their journey.  Our investment of £500,000 was part of a round of almost £10m, bringing in mainstream and social banks, […]

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25 January | Supporting successful spin-outs across the UK

Social enterprises are playing a growing role in the health and social care sectors in the UK. Much of this growth is coming from ‘spin-outs’, organisations leaving the NHS and other public sector bodies to become independent social enterprises. In August last year the Community Investment Fund made a loan to the Devon based social […]

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25 January | Spacious Place Contact, Power to Change and Burnley’s Weaver’s Triangle

Spacious Place Contact is an innovative social enterprise specialising in support, training and employment of local people in Burnley and Greater Manchester.  Their core aim is to support those who need it most through a bespoke engagement to employment programme coupled with wrap-around support, confidence building and personal development. SASC is very proud to have […]

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30 December | The Year Ahead: Adapt or die, says Craig Dearden-Phillips

This article appears in Third Sector magazine: http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/year-ahead-adapt-die-says-craig-dearden-phillips/finance/article/1376820 The Year Ahead: Adapt or die, says Craig Dearden-Phillips 30 December 2015 The golden years are long gone and charities face a stark future, says our columnist Craig Dearden-Phillips Winter is coming. Donation levels are flat. Public trust is fraying. Contract income is shrinking. Even the National […]

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30 November | SASC and Wates “Highly Commended” In Big Society Capital’s Business Impact Challenge

  Alongside our partners at Wates, we were shortlisted for the BSC Business Impact Challenge. We were delighted to receive a Highly Commended recognition. Our work with Wates’ focuses on their increased demand from social enterprise supply chain and support growth through a housing and built environment fund. Also, very many congratulations to Catch22, who […]

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18 November | A sound social investment: Pioneering NHS audiology social enterprise spin out gets investment to open their first high street hearing centre

10 million people in the UK suffer from hearing loss, of which just under four million are of working age and 800,000 people are considered severely or profoundly deaf according to research conducted by Action on Hearing Loss. The total number of people suffering from hearing loss in the UK is anticipated to increase to […]

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07 November | £30 million loan fund paves way to attracting game-changing commercial finance for charities and social enterprises

Charities and social enterprises are set to benefit from an innovative new £30 million fund launched today, which paves the way to attract game-changing levels of commercial finance to grow the sector. The Third Sector Loan Fund is pioneering a model designed to encourage banks and other mainstream institutions to invest in funds which finance […]

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06 November | Investment Spotlight: Harrogate Skills 4 Living Centre

Harrogate Skills 4 Living Centre has recently received an investment of £300,000 from our Community Investment Fund. HS4LC is based in Harrogate, Yorkshire and works with adults that have learning disabilities.  The charity provides essential lifelong skills through adult education classes and practical skills development in a range of subjects, merging adult day care with […]

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