• Developing capacity in  Scottish communities through our workshops

    'Early Days and Changing Ways'

    Scottish Government Sponsored Investment Readiness Events Across Scotland in March 2017


  • Join us at venue near you

    Two Sessions : Seven Locations

    Learn about Social Investment in the morning : Take part in a practical workshop in the afternoon


    For Charities, Social Enterprises, Community Enterprises, Accountants, Solicitors and Advisors...

    ...in fact anyone who needs to understand more about social investment


    Social Investment

    10.00am to 12.30pm

    (followed by lunch)

    During the morning we take a detailed look at social investment: what it is and how it can be used as an enabler for growth, sustainability and the delivery of greater social impact.


    We examine the opportunities it offers in helping to finance the purchase of assets, easing cash flow and starting a new enterprise,.


    And we do this in context of the new Scottish Government Social Enterprise Strategy whilst remaining realistic about the realities of taking on debt (having the Will, the Skill and someone to send a Bill to!)


    Looking at Investment from a different perspective

    1.15pm to 3.30pm


    And then in the afternoon we take a very practical and fun approach to accessing social investment. You become the lender and are given a real application to consider. Would you lend the money?


    This starts with an interview of the SIS staff (who play the role of the applicant) and an assessment as more information emerges.

    It all comes down to the point where attendees discuss the strengths and merits of the application (which generally splits opinion)….all great fun and no better way to really understand if social investment is for your organisation!


  • Early Days and Changing Ways Training Days

    Simply select a venue near you and book your FREE place today (limited availability). Lunch and refreshments provided

    26th April 2017

    Due to unexpected demand we have scheduled a second workshop in Edinburgh!


    Register your free place here.

    28th April 2017

    Due to overwhelming demand we have scheduled a second workshop in Glasgow!


    Register your free place here.

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