Archived: Panelist – Social Investment Intelligence Network

Details of the role:
Available here.
Deadline for applications:
Friday 2nd February at 5pm
About the Social Investment Intelligence Network (SIIN)
The Social Investment Intelligence Network is a group of UK social entrepreneurs meeting on a quarterly basis, in a variety of locations across the UK, to review demand for social investment amongst charities, social enterprises and other organisations with a social purpose.
Why has this initiative been set up?
While there is plenty of available research on the demand from investees for social investment opportunities, there is little ongoing up-to-date information available about the nature of demand for finance from charities and social enterprises.Research from Social Enterprise UK and others has consistently demonstrated that both early stage organisations and those looking to expand their existing activity regard ‘access to finance’ as a major problem – but there is little information available on what ‘access to finance’ means to these organisations and what sort of products may be useful to them.The Social Investment Intelligence Network aims to address this problem by bringing together a group of charity and social enterprise leaders from around the country – to provide their informed perspectives on developments in the social investment market and discuss how the market could work better for their organisations and others in their regions and sectors.
Who is involved?
SIIN is a project led by David Floyd of Social Spider CIC and Dan Gregory of Common Capital, with support from the Social Spider CIC team.
Who is funding the project
The Connect Fund has provided funding for the project. It is a fund set up to strengthen the social investment market in England to better meet the needs of charities and social enterprises. The fund supports initiatives that advance a more open and accessible social investment market. The fund is managed by the Barrow Cadbury Trust in partnership with the Access Foundation.
If you are interested in becoming a panellist on the Social Investment Intelligence Network, please apply by Friday 2nd February at 5pm.
The first meeting will take place on on Wednesday 21st February between 2pm and 4.30pm at Impact Hub Birmingham. Further details of the meeting will be provided to panelists following the completion of the application process.
For any queries regarding SIIN, please contact:
David Floyd or Ffion Plant
About Social Spider CIC
Social Spider Community Interest Company (CIC) is a not-for-profit social enterprise that delivers research, writing, publishing and training services as well as running its own local and national projects. Originally founded in 2003, Social Spider CIC has a long track record as a small organisation punching above its weight to launch and maintain businesses and products with a significant national impact. Social Spider CIC’s current main areas of work are: social investment, mental health and community media.