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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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Off and running

Off and running

A new fund hits the circuit. The Connect Fund was born this spring. The fourth young fund in the Access Foundation ...
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At the crossroads

At the crossroads

This morning the Connect Fund was launched by the Barrow Cadbury Trust in partnership with the Access Foundation to support shared tools ...
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CompareThe(SocialInvestment)Market.com

CompareThe(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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Safe as houses

Safe as houses

Richinda Taylor, CEO at EVA Women’s Aid and Rape Crisis, describes how she used social investment to support a project for ...
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First impressions from an outsider - The UK impact investing environment

First impressions from an outsider – The UK impact investing environment

I went to London as part of my research project about social impact investing as a German Chancellor Fellow and ...
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Infrastructure for the uninitiated

Infrastructure for the uninitiated

You may recall that the Connect Fund was previously known as the "Social Investment Infrastructure Fund". It doesn't trip off ...
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