Dirk Bischof, Chief Executive of Hatch Enterprise talks about their cautious and organic journey with social investment to date and what it’s helped them to understand about their business along the way
Clarion Housing is inviting applications from social enterprises and entrepreneurs for the second year of its William Sutton Prize. Emma Hale, Grants Manager at Clarion explains the role William Sutton played in establishing Clarion Housing and the aims of the prize to celebrate his legacy.
Orbit Housing have invested in a new social procurement start up, Supply Change, as part of their ongoing commitment to supporting social enterprises in their supply chain. Supply Change’s co-founder Beth Pilgrim, explains how they aim to provide a practical solution to the need for more social value in public procurement and how housing providers … Read More
May 2019 CIP’s Investment Manager, Jules Tompkins considers how social sector organisations can approach the use of digital technology in service design and delivery to enhance social impact When I was at University the internet was still in its infancy and the bulk of my undergrad research was using books and journals. I remember … Read More
Matthew Corbett, Director of the L&Q Foundation explains how they’re going beyond the restrictions of traditional grant making with their Funding Plus programme, designed to meet the needs, challenges and aspirations of developing community organisations.
Over 40 businesses attended an investment event held in Coventry which highlighted the benefits of social funding.
Eric Hodges, Placemaking & Partnerships Manager and CIP lead at Orbit explains why housing associations are well placed to create lasting change and social impact within communities if they move beyond traditional funding and commissioning mechanisms
Ashley Richardson, Enterprise and Innovation Lead at Peabody, offers her perspective on the grant vs. investment debate and suggests some reasons why investment might be the route to take after all
Stephen Waud, CEO of the Business Enterprise Fund and CIP Board member explains why he thinks CIP’s got all the right ingredients for success.
Social investment can be powerful tool in the box of resources available to the VCSE sector but knowing where to start can be a challenge. CIP Investment Manager, Jules Tompkins, shares some tips to help organisations get started.