Community ownership for (sports) clubs and pubs

Scotland’s Third Force News reports, under ‘Communities get help to take over sports clubs‘, that new organisation Club Development Scotland is to help community groups that are looking to get involved in the running of any kind of sports team, giving legal, financial and governance support.

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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.

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Social investment research and reality

Small charities and social investment

The Institute for Voluntary Action Research has started new research on small and medium sized charities’ experience with social investment. Its first briefing ‘Small Charities and Social Investment: Points from the Literature’ (pdf, 706KB) is based on an initial review of existing literature and insights.

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