Social investment: small charity views sought, awards open

Voluntary sector researchers are “seeking small and medium-sized charities to take part in a research project looking at their experiences of social investment”. Specifically they want to reach registered charities in England, with an income up to a million pounds, that have been turned down for social investment or whose boards gave it serious consideration but then took the decision not to make an application.

They will share what is learnt at key stages throughout the research, which is funded by the Institute for Voluntary Action Research, Barrow Cadbury Trust and Access – The Foundation for Social Investment. It also has the support of the Charity Commission.

See IVAR web page for more details.

Social Investment Awards

The second year of the Social Investment Awards, run by the government’s Cabinet Office, is open for entries until 18th March.

The awards aim to highlight the impact that social investment is having on communities, and celebrate the UK’s world-leading social investors and enterprises.

Official news release or direct to Social Investment Awards website.