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What does it mean to be investment ready?
Wed 12 October 2016, 12:00 – 14:00 BST
How can third sector organisations grow, access finance and achieve long term sustainability?
This session will highlight a new Investment Readiness Pilot Programme launched by the Department for Communities and begin to test the resources that have been developed. This pilot business support programme helps third sector organisations assess their current investment readiness in order to access new funding and investment.
The Investment Readiness Pilot Programme is part of the government’s vision for a ‘modern, enterprising, efficient and sustainable third sector, which is a public good and improves the functioning of society and the effectiveness of government’.
This workshop is lead by PwC, and their subcontractor Uscreates, who have been appointed by the Department for Communities to develop and pilot the Investment Readiness Programme.
This event will be held at The North West Social Enterprise Hub, a specialist support initiative offering business advice, training and consultancy across the Derry City and Strabane District Council area, helping to support social enterprises to thrive.
If you have any questions about the pilot programme please contact Beth Young, email@example.com
More about the Investment Readiness Programme
The Investment Readiness Programme aims to provide third sector organisations with a range of resources to help them better understand the social investment landscape and the requirements of social investors, including a diagnostic tool to help organisations assess how ‘investment ready’ they are. PwC will also provide one to one support to a small number of selected organisations to address their development needs and the issues identified as part of their self-assessment. Throughout the pilot the project team will be capturing insights and recommendations to inform the development of a full Investment Readiness Programme.
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