There is a new research body on the social finance block.
Delivered from contributions by the Big Lottery Fund, Big Society Capital, Citi Microfinance, The City of London Corporation and the Cabinet Office – The Social Investment Research Council has emerged.
The concept behind this new body is to be a focus for the smaller social enterprise, to help them review, explore and contribute to the social investment agenda.
The Research Council has two immediate projects; looking for new sources of capital for the UK social investment market and looking at the technicalities of improving the ‘pricing structure’ of the social investment market for existing participants.
New Sources of Capital
This research will run from November 2013 to March 2014. The deadline for submitting a tender for this project is Thursday 14th November. For the purposes of this research, the City of London Corporation will be the coordinator on behalf of the Council.
The terms of reference for this research can be accessed via the London Tenders Portal: www.londontenders.org
Improving infrastructure to price social investment
This research will run from November 2013 to May 2014. The deadline for submitting a tender for this project is Thursday 14th November.
For a copy of the terms of reference for this project and to express an interest, please contact email@example.com
In the next six months the Research Council will be calling for ideas from researchers and other key organisations in the sector to fuel a fuller research programme.