Eric Hodges, Placemaking & Partnerships Manager at Orbit, explores why Housing Associations have advantages when it comes to impact investing and how their business and community investment activities offer significant measurable additionality to the impact investing scene.
The Work People is the first social enterprise in the UK to benefit from the newly-created Community Impact Partnership (CIP) fund.
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
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.