Charities and social enterprises invited to attend an event on social investment

Charities and social enterprises are being invited to attend an event on social investment for more information on how to access social investors and gain a better understanding of the financial products available.

Social Enterprise West Midlands is partnering with Big Society Capital to host a ‘let’s talk good finance’ event in Dudley. This free event will provide charities and social enterprises with a local safe space to know more about social investment and better navigate the market.

It offers charities and social enterprises the following opportunities:

  • To speak to charity and social enterprise leaders who have already accessed social investment
  • To meet potential social investors
  • To learn about new social investment initiatives, funds and instruments
  • To be able to ask questions in a safe and non-judgemental space
  • To understand more about when social investment is not suitable or appropriate


9:30 – 10:00 – Refreshments on arrival

10:00 – 10:10 – Welcome

Stuart Emmerson, Social Enterprise West Midlands

Social Investment in Practice

10:30 – 10:45 – Case Studies from a National/Regional investor – Key Fund, Garry Brown

10:45 – 11:00 – Case studies from a Local investor – ART, Andy King

11:00 – 11:15 – Refreshment break

11:15 – 11:30 – Hear from a Peer

The warts and all journey to social investment – Co-wheels Car Club, Sandra Green

11:30 – 12:00 – Overview of Social Investment and Hot Topic Half Hour

GET INFORMED – Social Investment for Boards – Tom Bennett, Big Society Capital

Find out about what is the new news in this space – Melanie Mills, Big Society Capital

12.00 – 12.30 – Over to you

The networking session that’s all about you and good networking, come armed with a question, a challenge you need help with, a connection you need to make and with the help of the crowd we will see what we can do.

For more details about Let’s talk good finance and events visit the Big Society Capital website.

To register for the event, visit the eventbrite website.