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Making a business case for community investment

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With many community investment budgets being reduced amidst financial pressures faced by housing associations, HACT’s Head of Communities Barry Malki looks at how to make a compelling business case to maintain backing for this key function. Supporting communities is an essential element of housing, and it is ingrained into the fabric of what we do, so this session will look at a variety of key considerations to keep social investment at the core, and not an expendable add on.

Dates and locations

8 November 2018, 1 -4pm - Newcastle

(Please note that this event in Newcastle has been postponed but if interested, please email info@hact.org.uk)

7 February 2019, 1-4pm - Birmingham

28 February 2019, 1-4pm - Cambridge

Venues for all locations are still to be announced and will be sent to your email address nearer the time of the event.

What will you learn?

The session will look at:

• Understanding the internal and external consequences of not supporting communities.

• Looking at the hidden benefits of interventions.

• Overlapping internal and external priorities.

• Defining a cost/benefit analysis for successful community interventions.


• Embed concepts like enfranchisement and mobility into your community investment models to make for a more compelling business case.

• Have a strategic approach to community investment.

• Understand community investment in empirical terms, with regard to tangible outcomes and funding pressures.

• Robustly measure the impact of your community investment initiatives in terms of benefit to the individual, your organisation, and society, in order to tailor your business case to different stakeholders.

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