Last November, we launched Addressing Imbalance, our engagement programme that exists to connect with black and ethnic minority led organisations. The aim is to work alongside charities, social enterprises and networks to improve access to information, knowledge and resources on social investment.
We are delighted to celebrate our Addressing Imbalance partners:
Caribbean and African Health Network (CAHN)
CAHN is a Black-led organisation set up to address the wider social determinants to reduce health inequalities Caribbean and African people in Greater Manchester and beyond. Their vision is to eradicate health inequalities within a generation.
Good Finance and CAHN will be working together to explore how social investment could be used as a financial tool for both CAHN and their members. This will take place through an event that showcases black-led organisations who have taken on social investment along with running a short survey to find out about attitudes and relevance of social finance.
You can find out more about CAHN by clicking here.
Black South West Network (BSWN)
Black South West Network is an infrastructure organisation, working for race equality across the South West.
We will be working together to build knowledge and understanding of social investment from an organisational level, through our online, interactive training course, Social Investment Unpicked. We plan to run an event in the summer time around sustainability and innovation for the Black South West Network members.
To find out more about the work of BSWN, click here.
The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network (TERN)
TERN is a social enterprise, infrastructure organisation that exists to support refugee entrepreneurs across the UK to build, grow and scale their business.
Good Finance will be working alongside TERN to support the knowledge growth of their early-stage entrepreneurs, through a series of events. We will be working together to create tools and resources along with building internal knowledge of social investment and how it can be used to support business growth.
Explore TERN's mission here.
GMCVO BAME Social Enterprise Network
The BAME Social Enterprise Network offers capacity building support, mentoring and networking opportunities to Black and ethnic minority social entrepreneurs across Greater Manchester.
Together, we ran a successful Let’s Talk Good Finance event last year and we will continue to work with the network by hosting events and workshops.
To find out more about the GMCVO BAME Social Enterprise Network, click here.
Create Your Table
Create Your Table is a social enterprise that supports and develops food entrepreneurs, developing and creating sustainable solutions to food access.
We will work together to provide learning opportunities for food entrepreneurs on how social investment can be used to grow and expand food enterprises.
You can follow the work of Create Your Table here.
All Saints Action Network (ASAN)
ASAN works in partnership to create sustainable organisations that are responsive to local needs through the development and management of enterprise, employment and environmental projects.
Good Finance and ASAN will work together to develop case studies and stories of Black and ethnic minority led organisations who have taken on social investment, to improve representation. Along with this, we plan to work with ASAN staff and members to grow knowledge and capacity on social investment.
You can find more about the work of ASAN by clicking here.
The Social Innovation Partnership (TSIP)
TSIP brings together research, strategy and community engagement to improve people’s lives.
By understanding and sharing knowledge on how social investment can become a part of a community organisation or social entrepreneurs’ financing toolkit, Good Finance and TSIP will be working together to demystify the world of social investment, through events and online training.
Learn more about TSIP here.
HQ Recording is a Leicester-based recording studio working with up-and-coming R&B and hip-hop artists. At its core, founder Yasin El Ashrafi’s social enterprise centres on his work with young, aspiring artists, many of which have complex mental health needs, are unemployed or ex-offenders.
As a supporter partnership, Good Finance and HQ Recording are working together to create content, from articles and case studies, to share how social investment can be used in diverse communities to support long-term sustainability.
Find out more about HQ Recording here.