Social investors realise that this will be a challenging time for the charities and social enterprises they work with, many of whom work with the most vulnerable people
Along with other social investors, Charity Bank has issued a joint statement on the COVID-19 outbreak:
We want to reassure all of the organisations we invest in that we will support you and be as flexible as possible in the coming months. We are actively working together on how we can adapt existing schemes and funds. We are also working with government and other funders to establish new programmes that may provide additional help. We recognise that grants and business support will be at least as important as social investment.
The most important message is to get in touch with your social investor if that hasn’t happened already:
- if you have investment from one of us and think you may need support or flexibility, please get in touch; we will do our best to help
- if you might need investment to help you through difficult trading, please speak to us
We have created a dedicated page on Good Finance which will be updated regularly with any new information (including on any emergency funding sources) as well as via our social media channels.
Architectural Heritage Fund
Arts & Culture Finance by NESTA
Big Issue Invest
Big Society Capital
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
NatWest Social & Community Capital
Social and Sustainable Capital
Social Investment Business
Social Investment Scotland