Thank you to everyone who attended the Let’s Talk Good Finance event in Milton Keynes on 17 October, which was facilitated by Community Action: MK in partnership with NAVCA and Big Society Capital. We were really pleased to bring the session to Milton Keynes and hope you found it useful!
A big thank you to our hosts, Girlguiding Milton Keynes, and to our speakers:
- David Lett, ToolShed
- Jo Wedderspoon, CAF Venturesome
- Jaishree Mistry, Homeless Link
You can access all of the presentations from the day here.
If you are actively looking for finance, you may want to attend Good Finance Live in Birmingham on 29 October where there will be 17 social investors under one roof! It’s also a free event.
We also thought it would be useful to include links to the resources that were mentioned during the event.
We’ve learnt lots at these events and the most valuable lessons have been from those who’ve already taken on social investment. Read the 7 lessons of social investment.
The Good Finance website has lots of useful information including a diagnostic tool and case studies of organisations who have already used social investment. It also has an investor directory and some great templates to help you with your business planning as well as resources to help you measure your impact. On legal structures, you can find links to info about what each structure means and what that means for raising investment in Things to consider (under point 5).
The Reach Fund is a grant programme to help charities and social enterprises raise investment.
If you feel that your board would benefit from some support to find out more about social investment GET INFORMED has free resources and mentors who can help – we didn’t mention this but you may have picked up a leaflet on it. There is a free webinar on 5 November about taking and managing risk.
And finally, if you’d like to hear other charities and social enterprises talk about their social investment journey, do have a listen to previous podcasts.