Social Investment Ready Leicestershire

VAL and CASE are working collaboratively to deliver the social investment ready Leicestershire year- long project

So far, we have delivered a number of events and workshops such as Let’s Talk Good Finance, a stall at VAL’s bi-annual funding fair a Trading Strategies workshop and a Financial Planning training course. CASE and VAL have also been providing one to one support to local VCSE organisations to develop their social enterprise business models and access social investment to develop and grow.

Social investment is the use of repayable finance to help an organisation achieve a social purpose. Charities and social enterprises can use repayable finance to help them increase their impact on society, for example by growing their organisation, using it for cash flow, or buying assets like a new building.

This month we wanted to tell you about the case studies function on the Good Finance website. Case studies are a great way to learn from others and include as evidence in your own business case for investment.

The Good Finance case study section has a search function that enables you to look at case studies relevant to the:

  • Amount of investment
  • Location of the VCSE
  • Financial products such as blended funding (grant and repayable finance)
  • Social issue

The site is very informative – it also includes videos and podcasts.

Please do get in touch with us if you need support to develop or look at your funding plans and income streams.

We can help you if:

  • You want to find out more about social investment
  • You have a trading idea
  • Any of the Good Finance case studies appeal to you
  • You need help to get investment ready.
To access support, please contact VAL’s sector support team If using the online form, then please select “support for your voluntary organisation” in the drop down box.