Alongside its 2014 update on ‘Growing the social investment market’, the government has announced an investment fund to help more social ventures benefit from social finance. It is for social ventures who have high potential but struggle to access finance, and who could benefit from business capacity building support in preparing for bidding for social investment.
Civil Society Media has a wide-ranging social investment article at http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/finance/news/content/17685/, or official news release.
New Philanthropy Capital has also produced a paper on the evolution of Social Investment Bonds, from the perspective of providers and sector experts who attended a roundtable in April. ‘Lessons and opportunities: Perspectives from providers of social impact bonds’, http://www.thinknpc.org/publications/lessons-and-opportunities/.