Social financing for environmental charities

New research by New Philanthropy Capital analyses the current financing for Northern Ireland’s environmental NGOs and alternative forms of finance for the future.

NPC was commissioned to support Building Change Trust and Northern Ireland Environment Link in exploring and understanding the potential for social investment – the use of repayable finance to achieve a social as well as a financial return for the sector.

An executive summary of ‘The potential for Social Investment to finance the Environment NGO Sector in Northern Ireland’ is available from NPC, or go to Building Change Trust news item for the full report (pdf, 1.7MB) and case studies (pdf, 423KB).

Update: NPC also has a background article ‘Investing in the environment: Could money grow on trees?‘.