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Six new ventures join the Health Social Innovators Programme in London

The second cohort of social entrepreneurs tackling healthcare and wellbeing challenges in England have joined the accelerator in February 2016. Health Social Innovators, a pioneering accelerator programme for social ventures in health, has welcomed six exciting companies on to the second cohort. The programme is a collaboration between UCL Business PLC and Numbers for Good, […]

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North East Investment Readiness Breakfast

On Tuesday 15 March from 0830-1130 Northstar Ventures and Numbers for Good are hosting a morning event looking at the ‘investment readiness’ support available to VCSEs in the North East. The event is sponsored by the Big Lottery Fund. What is it? An opportunity to have your questions answered about how to become ‘investment ready’. In […]

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Big Lottery Fund grants awarded to five Numbers for Good partners to develop social impact bonds

The Big Lottery Fund’s Commissioning Better Outcomes has awarded development funding to a range of commissioners, charities, social enterprises and housing associations who are seeking to establish social impact bonds (SIBs). Numbers for Good is delighted to share details of five of our partners’ projects which we’ll be providing technical support to develop SIBs. We’ll […]

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Theory of change: eight common mistakes

What is a ‘theory of change’? Why have they become so popular and how can charities and social enterprises avoid some of the common pitfalls when creating one? We asked impact experts The Social Innovation Partnership (TSIP) for the answers. Here is what the TSIP team had to say. Theories of Change (TOC) are becoming par for […]

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France: the country with one million social investors

In the global landscape of social investment, the UK thinks of itself as a world leader and one could wonder if France even appears on the map. It does. France’s social investment marketplace  is growing and, while looking to London for inspiration, the French are building on their own philosophical and political history to develop a […]

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