Improving the financial support for social entrepreneurs who are using non-traditional business models and structures

The Challenge

A lack of clarity as to how existing UK regulations should be interpreted is potentially restricting the flow of capital from philanthropic investors, who are sometimes nervous about embracing more innovative models of funding.

Our solution

A discussion paper highlighting best practice, developed after consultation with leading charitable foundations who are developing interesting and innovative approaches to this challenge and building robust and defendable models for making social investments, despite the ongoing regulatory. uncertainty.

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Get in touch

Holly Piper, CAF Venturesome – HPiper@cafonline.org

David Bartram, UnLtd – davidbartram@unltd.org.uk

Duncan Brown, Shift – duncan.brown@shiftdesign.org

Research

Beyond Demand: the social sector’s need for patient, risk-bearing capital

May 29, 2020

Research conducted by Shift in partnership with CAF Venturesome, Unltd and principal funder Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

Unlocking More Philanthropic Capital for Social Investment: An Exploration of Best Practice

November 20, 2018

Improving the financial support for social entrepreneurs who are using non-traditional business models and structures

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