Blog: Sep 2021

Three key updates we’ve made to our Investment Committee

20 August 2021

We've recently made three key updates to our investment committee. Our CEO Nick Temple shares why we've done this and how this is going to make our governance more effective in the coming months and years.

What does ‘Economic long Covid’ mean for local businesses?

3 August 2021

Almost 17 months into the pandemic, and with the recent easing of restrictions, how are coastal high streets and local businesses faring? Our Policy Lead Will Thomson explores data, debt and democratic ownership.

Coastal High Street Tracker: Four key insights so far

18 June 2021

Earlier on this year, we launched our Coastal High Street Tracker with Power to Change and the Architectural Heritage Fund. With the May 2021 data just in, our Policy Lead Will Thomson looks back at the data and shares some key insights so far.

The Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund one year on: responsiveness, partnership, and flexibility

8 June 2021

Just over one year on since the Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund launched, our CEO Nick Temple reflects not just on the figures, but also on the strength of partnerships we built, and how we'll be taking our learnings forward into our successor loan fund.

Community hands are tied: why commissioning must be de-centralised to deliver community-led services

25 March 2021

This week, criticism of the ‘levelling up' agenda has surfaced from the Industrial Strategy Council. Our Deputy CEO Genevieve Maitland Hudson shares why we need to give more thought to what the 'hands of local communities' means in practice.

UK Budget 2021 explained: what the Chancellor’s plans mean for the social economy

3 March 2021

After a whirlwind of social media rumours and red ‘Budget box’ photo calls, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has now revealed the latest Budget. So, now that the word is out, what can we expect to see for the social economy? Our Policy Lead Will Thomson shares a breakdown.

Three ways swapping debt for equity can aid the UK’s economic recovery

25 February 2021

With Chancellor Rishi Sunak due to deliver his Budget next week, the future of many indebted businesses hangs in the balance. Our Policy Lead Will Thomson shares some possible bold interventions in line with the ambition we want to see next week.

COVID-19: 7 Reflections we’re taking forward into Lockdown 3.0 and 2021

12 January 2021

As 2021 begins, so does a new Lockdown. Our CEO Nick Temple shares 7 of our key reflections since the start of the pandemic.

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.


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