Project: Social Economy Investment Community Consultants
For Business Sake will co-design and develop a Social Investment Training Programme for 12 aspiring Social Economy Investment Community Consultants (SEICC) to support the diversification of the social investment eco-system. The SEICC Programme will bring together specialist diverse social investment advisors to highlight the barriers and challenges that are faced when Black and Racialised communities are trying to access specialist business support and social impact finance advice from culturally lived, experienced advisors and consultants. The SEICC Training Programme will be designed to increase awareness of issues affecting social sector organisations and increase the social economy skill base, leading to increased capacity-building support for Social Enterprises. It will also create a social capital and platform for underrepresented groups suffering from intersectionality, providing a safe space where their voices can be heard, acknowledged and appreciated. At the end of the programme, For Business Sake will conduct a social investment warehouse engagement programme that will underpin the need for a more diverse and inclusive advisor market by using the information and data gleaned from the programme. It is envisioned that more social investors will contract the SEICC to support their existing and aspiring cohorts of diverse-led investees with capacity-building support to develop further, grow and sustain the work.