Seaweed, shipping containers, clay plaster and macaroons feature in the Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards shortlist 15.02.2017 A diverse bunch of young, social and micro entrepreneurs have been named as finalists for the Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards. The awards,… Continue reading
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Responsible Finance welcomes the Minister’s recent announcements for a Development Bank of Wales and will work in partnership to further the success of businesses and local economies. Responsible Finance members in Wales contribute significantly to local… Continue reading
Responsible Finance, the association representing responsible finance lenders across the United Kingdom, officially launched in Wales at the Senedd, Cardiff Bay on Wednesday 12th October 2016. The event was hosted by Jane Hutt, Assembly Member for Vale of Glamorgan,… Continue reading
Social Investment Scotland won a prestigious award from the Cabinet Office for its pioneering work on the SIS Community Capital Fund. Congratulations to the team at SIS!
The recuperation continues. Retail bankers – for several years a convenient pantomime villain of the press – received plaudits this week after the British Business Bank’s Small Business Finance Markets Report revealed that lending to small and medium-sized businesses is growing for the first time… Continue reading
CDFIs have a business model that is specifically designed to deliver financial and social returns. They are well placed to offer the ‘win-win’ the Church is looking for in terms of financial returns with a clear conscience. Continue reading
A fitness fanatic achieves his business dream thanks to a Start-Up Loan Continue reading
It’s been a busy time for our business-focused CDFIs. They’ve been posting record lending figures, helping more small firms than ever.
With the current focus on growing and diversifying the social investment market, particularly in London and the South East, we may risk overlooking the particular experience of charities in taking social investment. ‘Charities and Social Investment’ , a report commissioned by the Charity Commission for England and Wales from the Institute for Voluntary Action Research and written by Leila Baker and Niamh Goggin, provides an insight into the barriers and risks facing charities receiving social investment. Continue reading
Community Economics is a model that harnesses the skills, knowledge and capability present in all communities; it has the potential to bridge the gap between rich and poor that current, free market economics create, and that we know is failing an increasing percentage of the population denied access to the finance needed to create jobs, opportunity and capability. Continue reading