Addressing Imbalance Community Event is for leaders of charities, social enterprises and community groups who have faced barriers to accessing finance. Hear updates from the social investment sector and understand what support is available for your organisation, plus build connections, network, ask questions and share learnings in a safe and collaborative space.
13:00 - 13:30 Virtual networking
Grab a coffee and join a virtual table to connect with leaders from across the social sector
13:30 - 13:45 Welcome and introductions
A welcome from the Good Finance team and an update on our latest tools, programmes and events to support your learning
13:45 - 14:15 An update from the sector
What is happening in the social investment space to support underrepresented leaders? We hear more from the people behind the projects.
- The Social Business Impact Programme - a pilot programme for female led social businesses that have a clear social or environmental impact mission and reinvest or donate their profits to make a positive social change. Hear the latest about the pilot and future plans to scale from Joanne Wedderspoon Senior Manager, CAF Venturesome and Cecília Veríssimo, Acting Co-Head of Programmes, Hatch
- Josh Falconer-Roberts, Ubele Flexible Finance Project Lead, will share an update on the Flexible Finance partnership which was set up to make loan finance more accessible to charities and social enterprises led by people from Black and racially minoritised communities. He will discuss the progress made by partners on increasing investment into racialised communities and how you can support the initiative through a new referral scheme.
14:15 - 15:00 Open discussion
Ask your questions to speakers or share updates from your organisation
15:00 The session will end, networking tables will remain open for anyone who wishes to continue the conversation.