Plunkett Foundation, Power to Change and GET SITR are delighted to be collaborating on this webinar, tailored to be the needs of community businesses and organised by Big Society Capital.
Communities are increasingly taking charge where commercial models have failed. Doing this to save and rejuvenate their village pub, shop and swimming baths are just a few examples. Community business extends across leisure, tourism, retail, culture, heritage, agriculture in both urban and rural settings. Most importantly, it is local people taking the lead to bring forward services that their locality want and need.
All business, social or otherwise, need access to capital whether to start up, for working capital or to grow. Alongside grant and donations, social investment can play an important part in helping communities realise their vision of making their community business a reality. Social investment is not for everyone and is not without risk on the behalf of the investor or the investee. So why do it at all
On the panel:
- Ged Devlin/Naomi Sampson Power to Change: why community businesses are important and how their programmes support communities to be enterprising.
- Chris Buckham, Plunkett Foundation: support communities need and how Plunkett Foundation can help.
- Melanie Mills, GET SITR: the differences between community shares and loans plus how SITR works and the support available.
- TBC: a community business shares their story and the importance of tax reliefs to attract investors.
If you would like to know more, please contact Luna Dizon at Big Society Capital on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7186 2519