Thursday 16 June 2022 | 11.00 - 12.30 | Online (Zoom)


In this session, hosted in collaboration with Equally Ours, we seek to unpick some of the common misconceptions around social investment, plus hear from diverse leaders who have taken on social investment within their organisations. What did they learn, what were the challenges and opportunities, and what do they wish they had known at the start of the process?

Let's Talk Good Finance is a series of virtual events hosted by Good Finance which seek to dispel the myths and share knowledge surrounding social investment for charities and social enterprises. The interactive format includes open discussion and Q&As, peer learning from organisations who have taken on social investment, plus discover tools and resources available to empower your organisation to make an informed decision when considering finance options.


10.00 – 10.10 Welcome and introductions

A welcome and introduction from Good Finance and Equally Ours

10.10 - 10.25 An introduction to social investment

What is social investment, and could it be the right option for your organisation?

10.25 – 10.45 Hear from a peer

Hear an honest account of the challenges, opportunities and learnings from frontline organisations who have taken on social investment.

Arit Eminue, Founder and Director, DiVa Apprenticeships

Laura Grant, Director, Freedom Foundation

10.45 – 11.10 Audience Q&A

Put your social investment questions directly to our speakers.

11.10 – 11.25 Case studies

Real life examples of how social investment has supported organisations across the UK


11.25 - 11.30 7 Lessons Learnt

To wrap up the session, we take a look at the lessons social investees have shared with us. From communicating with your investor to how long the process will take, we dispel the myths and answer common questions in 7 easy steps.

Resources from session:

Jargon Buster -  

Investor & Advisor Directory -

British Library IP Centre -… 

Case studies -

Nemi Teas -


Creative Optimistic Visions -

Cost of calculator -…

7 lessons learned -…