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Singlify Receives Investment from the Connect Fund

Singlify Receives Investment from the Connect Fund

£50,000 investment enables new social fintech Singlify to provide an end-to-end investment management system for social investors Social enterprise Singlify ...
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Two Are Better Than One

Two Are Better Than One

At our Investment Management Committee in September 2018 we were very pleased to welcome two new grantees to our portfolio ...
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Our Portfolio is Growing

Our Portfolio is Growing

We are very pleased to welcome 17 new projects to our portfolio. They will all be working towards a social ...
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Social Investment in Rural Northumberland

Social Investment in Rural Northumberland

Key Fund is looking to build better local connections and raise awareness of social investment in rural areas of the North ...
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The Magic Number Three

The Magic Number Three

The Connect Fund has reached the magic number of three to complete the team. We are welcoming Liz Hayes to ...
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Social Investment Intelligence Network (SIIN) First Report Launched

Social Investment Intelligence Network (SIIN) First Report Launched

With the support of the Connect Fund, Social Spider is piloting the Social Investment Intelligence Network (SIIN), with the aim ...
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The Connect Fund Team is Growing

The Connect Fund Team is Growing

The Connect Fund team is getting bigger, and we are excited to welcome Alex Padilha into the Connect Fund team ...
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Sit Back, Relax, and Enjoy the Show

Sit Back, Relax, and Enjoy the Show

Roll out the red carpet, put your best frock on and grab some popcorn! The Connect Fund hosted its first ...
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Drumroll Please...

Drumroll Please…

Announcing our first round Connect Fund grants! These successful grant awards focussed on shared initiatives to fill gaps in market ...
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Let's get together, yeah yeah yeah

Let’s get together, yeah yeah yeah

Underpinning the Connect Fund is the ambition to accelerate change by creating a learning community that can work together to ...
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New Partnership Approaches with E3M Alchemy

New Partnership Approaches with E3M Alchemy

E3M Alchemy is a catalyst to support local public authorities to harness the power of social enterprise. The E3M Alchemy ...
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The Connect Fund – What Has it Achieved?

The Connect Fund – What Has it Achieved?

The Connect Fund was created to build a better social investment market in England. A partnership between the Barrow Cadbury ...
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Developing the Future Leaders of the Responsible Finance Sector

Developing the Future Leaders of the Responsible Finance Sector

The Connect Fund is funding Responsible Finance to deliver the first Leadership Programme for the responsible finance sector, in collaboration ...
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VONNE's Journey to Support Social Investment

VONNE’s Journey to Support Social Investment

Read this blog from Carol Botten, VONNE's CEO, about their journey to support social investment in the North East of England, ...
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Journey of the Diversity Forum: Towards Inclusive Social Investment

Journey of the Diversity Forum: Towards Inclusive Social Investment

“Imagine - it is 4pm, and you walk into a playground full of mothers, chatting to each other, and their ...
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Reflections on Social Investment

Reflections on Social Investment

Read this insightful blog from Key Fund's Dave Thornett on his experiences with social investment, social enterprises, and infrastructure organisations ...
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The Connect Fund “Difference”

The Connect Fund “Difference”

OK, cards on the table; I’m more than ambivalent about social finance, particularly about the way it is being hailed ...
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Compare The (SocialInvestment) Market.com

Compare The (SocialInvestment) Market.com

Developing a Social Investment Performance Data Exchange. The Connect Fund supported Social Enterprise UK to explore how data sharing can ...
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Borrowing in the countryside

Borrowing in the countryside

Or, why surveying rural social enterprises wasn’t the best way to understand their social investment needs… Dave Thornett from the ...
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What's the big problem?

What’s the big problem?

Charities and social enterprises require small amounts of affordable finance to allow them to create more social impact, particularly as ...
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What Shakespeare says about capacity building

What Shakespeare says about capacity building

When it comes to capacity building, a rose by any other name does not smell as sweet. Access -- the ...
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