Why ‘where’ matters: 4 questions we’re hoping to answer on place

24 November 2020

With our latest impact report soon to launch, our Policy Lead Will Thomson shares some of our latest thinking on place, and how this is informing our decision-making .

Uncertain Measures in Uncertain Times

27 October 2020

Can measures ‘emerge’? Our Director of Learning and Influence Gen Maitland Hudson explores the idea of emergent measures, what these might be and what these mean in the context of the social sector.

Black History Month: 4 things we’ve been working on

23 October 2020

This Black History Month, our Diversity Coordinator Ebru Buyukgul shares what we've been working on in terms of equality, diversity and inclusion, and explains why we should take this opportunity to think more about fairness and representation within the social investment sector, and how we can continue to drive sector change.

Levelling Up Our Communities: our view on the new report from Danny Kruger MP

25 September 2020

Following the publication of Danny Kruger's report on civil society and levelling up communities, our Policy Lead Will Thomson shares some thoughts on what this means for our work and the wider social investment landscape.

The Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund grants: how they work and how to get one

23 September 2020

If your organisation is based in and delivering the majority of its impact in England, you could be eligible for a grant alongside your RRLF loan. With one week to go before the deadline on 30 September, our Director of Enterprise and Development Rob Benfield explains all about the process.

The Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund: Three things you need for a successful application

17 September 2020

Thinking of applying for the Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund? With just under two weeks before the deadline on 30 September, our Director of Enterprise and Development Rob Benfield shares three things you’ll need to focus on for your application.

Strong social infrastructure can level up left-behind places: here's how

11 September 2020

One month on from launching our Futurebuilders Learnings, our Policy Lead Will Thomson explores the value of social infrastructure and how patient, flexible capital can help left-behind places to level up.

Three ways we’re changing our Customer Panel and why we need your feedback

3 September 2020

As SIB begins to redesign our Customer Panel, Jenny Smith outlines why we need feedback from our customers to better understand what will and won’t work about our new approach.

COVID-19: Coastal Communities

29 July 2020

Yesterday we published our ‘COVID-19 and Coastal Communities’ report, which set out a blueprint on how we can ‘Build Back Better’ by investing in a social economy that generates good jobs and secure incomes for local people. Our Policy Lead Will Thomson summarises our recommendations.

A Plan for Jobs: but is it fairer?

10 July 2020

As lockdown eases and businesses begin to reopen their doors to the public, the economy and labour market are flailing. Our Policy Lead Will Thomson explains how the Government should look to the social economy to build resilience across employment sectors and places.

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