Social Investment Explained - North West
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Social Investment Explained - North West

Social Investment Explained - North West

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The Gujarat Community Centre

South Meadow Lane

Preston, United Kingdom

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Thinking of social investment? Big Potential can help you raise your first investment.

Social enterprises as well as voluntary and community organisations (VCSE) can now access specialist support to assess if social investment can complement existing sources of funding to help grow their impact.

Big Potential is more than a grants programme - it offers bespoke support and grants between £20,000 and £75,000 to help VCSEs become ready to take on investment, as well as to potentially raise new investment of up to £500,000 by working with one of its approved providers.

The fund is aimed at VSCEs that want to improve their sustainability, capacity and scale and help them deliver greater social impact for communities across England.

Join us in Preston to learn all about social investment and:

  • find out if it is right for your organisation
  • learn how Big Potential can help you
  • meet specialist advisors including charity loan provider Charity Bank
  • hear stories from other organisations that have benefited from the fund

Venue: The Gujarat Community Centre, South Meadow Lane, Preston, PR1 8JN

Agenda

12th October  2016

09.30 – 10.00      Event Registration

10:00 – 11:00      Welcome & introduction

  • Q & A session – Questions to the panel Preston City Council, Social Investment Business & Charity Bank

11:00 – 11:40       Choice of workshops (1) [40 mins]:

  • The BIG Potential programme: Are you investment ready?
  • Deborah Smart, Social Investment Business
  • Loan Finance: Views from an investor
  • Simon Thorrington, Charity Bank
  • Social impact: What investors look for in impact measurement?
  • Marcus Hulme, Big Society Capital

11:40 – 12:00       Refreshment break

12:00 – 12:40       Choice of workshops  (2) [40 mins]:

  • The BIG Potential programme: Are you investment ready?
  • Deborah Smart, Social Investment Business
  • Loan Finance: Views from an investor
  • Simon Thorrington, Charity Bank
  • Social impact: What investors look for in impact measurement?
  • Marcus Hulme, Big Society Capital


12:40 – 13:20       Lunch & Networking

13:20 – 14:20       Introducing Community Shares: The rise of direct positive investment

  • Alice Wharton, Co-ops UK

14:20 – 15:00    A Big Potential Grantee’s perspective

  • Round up & what to do next with BIG Potential


Event delivered in partnership with Charity Bank, the Social Investment Business (SIB) and Social Enterprise UK (SEUK).

We hope to see you there!

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