How have community based organisations harnessed social investment to help local people to thrive?

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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.

At Let's Talk Good Finance: Pubs, Clubs and Community Hubs, we explored how different organisations have taken on different types of social investment to build resilience and scale their impact.

There was a particular focus on organisations rooted in their communities - from farms employing local people, assets owned by the community, nurseries and youth centres supporting young people. From watching this session, you'll gain an understanding of some of the different types of social investment available, and hear directly from people who have gone through the process in their own organisations. Hear share insights into the challenges, opportunities and impact social investment has delivered, plus top tips for leaders.


Welcome and introductions

A welcome and introduction from Good Finance

In introduction to social investment

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

Hear from a peer

In this session, we hear directly from leaders who have taken on social investment. We'll explore the use of community shares, blended finance and secured lending.

Stephen Richards - Chair and Treasurer, Hill Street Youth & Community Centre

Sam Cooke – Creative Director, CEO, Tameside Arts

Mark Duffelen – Chair, Walter Raleigh Community Pub & Restaurant

Audience Q&A

Put your questions directly to our host and speaker panel

Case studies

Take a look at some of the Good Finance case studies which show additional examples of social investment in community pubs, sports centres and other organisations where community is at the heart of their social mission.

7 Lessons learnt

To end the session, we share learnings that leaders of charities and social enterprises have shared with us about their social investment journey. These lessons come up time and time again and serve as valuable advice for anyone considering social investment whether now or in the future. 


Slides and resources


Jargon Buster

Investor Directory

Outcomes Matrix

Case Studies