Social investment and impact investing


Where are we at with Social Impact Bonds?

on 9 August 2016

Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) have now been part of the policy agenda for many years. In the first of two blogs, Dan Corry reflects on the state of play, and gives his thoughts on the model.


Making sense of payment by results

By Russell Webster
on 5 August 2016

Payment by results is becoming an increasingly common commissioning model, but charities frequently struggle with it. Russell Webster talks through the issues, and introduces a new tool that aims to help organisations think through whether it is right for their service.


Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR): Two years on

on 4 July 2016

Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) is a tax break introduced two years ago to help social enterprises and charities raise finance from individual investors. This paper, written in partnership with Big Society Capital (BSC), provides a review of the use of SITR to date.


Investing in the environment: Could money grow on trees?

on 14 April 2016

Reflecting on a new NPC report exploring the potential for social investment to fund the environment sector in Northern Ireland, Abi Rotheroe explains the opportunities and the barriers to achieving more non-grant finance.


Social investment in Northern Ireland’s environmental NGO sector

on 11 April 2016

Our report on the potential for social investment to finance the environmental NGO sector in Northern Ireland.


Building the pipeline for the growth fund: Final report for the Access Foundation

on 11 April 2016

Our research for the Access Foundation to help them build the pipeline for the Growth Fund, which is designed to provide early stage finance for charities and social enterprises that have not have taken on social investment before.