Unlocking Social Finance - a workshop for charities and social enteprises
Thursday 20 November, 10:00 AM 2014 to 4:00 PM 2014
2nd Floor, The Fire Station, 139 Tooley St, London, England, SE1 (View Map)

The not for profit and social enterprise sectors are buzzing with new financial terms: ‘social investment’ ‘social impact bonds’ and ‘investment readiness’.  But what do these terms actually mean, and how can social enterprises and not-for-profits access these new forms of income?  This workshop at the School for Social Entrepreneurs London will help you to makes sense of social finance. 


"Glad I came - will take knowledge back to my organisation, use it and share it"

Martin Williams, The Salvation Army

You will hear from a panel of speakers from different areas of social investment and case studies from both investors and investees will shine a spotlight on specific types of social investment.

During the day we will cover:


  • The spectrum of finance available to social organisations and where new forms of finance fit in to this
  • Different forms of social finance that are available and who they’re available from
  • The pros and cons / risks and rewards of the different forms of social finance available
  • What investors are looking for and what they are willing to invest in
  • How to clarify what type of investment you would be looking for, how much you would need and what return (social and financial) can be expected.


About the School for Social Entrepreneurs:


Founded in 1997, The School for Social Entrepreneurs offers a full range of highly practical courses covering all aspects of social enterprise and social entrepreneurship. 


Our courses are suitable for individuals from all sectors; over the last twelve months we have worked with staff from a whole host of organisations including 


  • Mencap
  • Salvation Army
  • PwC
  • Age UK
  • Media Trust
  • Hyde Housing
  • Wycombe Council
  • Magic Breakfast 


Whether you want a full programme of support to start a social enterprise or a one day workshop on social finance, we have a course to meet your needs. 

The School For Social Entrepreneurs
2nd Floor, The Fire Station, 139 Tooley St, London, England, SE1 (View Map)
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