Key Lessons from Investing for Impact in the UK
We believe social enterprises offer some of the most innovative, scalable and sustainable solutions to social inequality around the UK. Despite this, too many fail to get the support they need to achieve their impact potential. Our “Investing for Impact” approach – based on providing patient and flexible finance alongside mentorship and skills support – aims to help early stage ventures, particularly those led by by people from disadvantaged backgrounds, access the right kind of support. In our Investing for Impact report, the social enterprises we work alongside describe how our support helps them navigate the inevitable challenges they encounter in achieving viable growth and impact, and we share the lessons we have learned through responding to their needs.