Like many of you, when I first started hearing the term - social investment, my immediate reaction was that this was a way of privatising the voluntary sector.
Social Investment Fund
About the fund
Homeless Link has £4.5m to invest over the next 3 years for charities and social enterprises across England working to reduce homelessness. The programme is the first of its kind exclusively for the homelessness sector and one of very few sector-specific funds in existence.
The aim of the fund is to test and learn where social investment can be most effectively used alongside other forms of funding to improve outcomes. It is looking to support organisations to:
- increase the homelessness sector’s knowledge and experience of social investment
- develop new models for income generation and funding
- improve their long-term sustainability
This fund will focus on the potential that smaller unsecured loans can have on creating change. The fund is offering unsecured loans of £25,000 to £150,000, repayable over a maximum term of 48 months.
If you would like to know more about how we may be able to support your organisation, please complete the enquiry form below and Jaishree Mistry, our Investment Manager, will contact you soon.
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Having spent many years in responsible finance, I am only too aware of the challenges faced by charities and social enterprises due to recent changes in the funding environment. As the new Investment Manager at Homeless Link I am looking forward to working with our members to explore and use social investment to unlock new ways of working to overcome these challenges and ensure long-term sustainability.
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