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Due Diligence is an online, self-directed e-learning module designed for anyone who wants to take a deeper dive into understanding what due diligence entails when applying for social investment.

By taking this programme you'll learn more about:

  • What is due diligence?
  • Why is the due diligence process a crucial aspect of applying for social investment?
  • What can I expect from the process?
  • What information or documentation do social investors ask for?
  • Is there anything else I should know?

Intakes take place on a monthly basis - register your interest by signing up to one of our upcoming information sessions below!

25 June: 11.00 - 11.45

17 July: 12.00 - 12.45

20 August: 11.00 - 11.45

Course structure

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1. Introduction

 A breakdown of the programme and learning objectives.

2. Due Diligence 101 

In this section we take a look at the due diligence process. We explore the relationship between due diligence and risk.

3What are investors looking for?

How do you know you’ve got the right investor? In this section we’ll explore what ‘investment fit’, ‘alignment’, ‘value add’ and ‘evidence’ mean and the role they play in the due diligence process.

4. Now let's get down to business

What are the key things you’ll be asked to provide in the due diligence process? How can you demonstrate your social impact, and what questions do investors really want answered? 

5. Top tips from Investors

We hear directly from investors about the common mistakes to avoid, challenges faced and things you might not have known about the due diligence process. 

6. The Due Diligence journey

What does the process of due diligence actually look like? 

7. Peer learnings

What have social sector leaders learned from the process of due diligence? In this section we hear from different leaders about the preparation, surprises and key takeaways from their due diligence experiences.

Frequently asked questions

What is the format of the programme?

The module is online and involves a step by step programme of videos, interactive quizzes and reflection activities and supporting links, slides and documents.

Is there any face-to-face learning?

Unlike Social Investment Unpicked there are no weekly check-ins with your cohort and course facilitators. We will however host biannual workshops with legal experts to answer questions and discuss the subject of legal structures and course learnings. If you have any questions at any stage of the course, please do reach out to us.

Is the programme accessible?

All videos have subtitles and we have included accompanying information to make the programme as accessible as possible. If you have any learning needs that we have not accounted for, please do get in touch.

Who is this programme for?

This programme is for anyone in the UK who is interested in learning more about the due diligence process. It is particularly beneficial for leaders of charities or social enterprises who are exploring social investment or for infrastructure bodies or networks who want to be able to support and signpost their members.

What is the time commitment needed?

We estimate you'll need around 6-7 hours to comfortably complete the learning. While you can complete the learning in your own time and at your own pace, you'll receive weekly reminders and a recommendation of how we suggest spacing out the course.

Can I return to the programme at a later stage?

If you begin learning and realise you won't be able to complete the learning within 12 weeks of your start date let us know. We can move you to a future cohort should you wish. Once you've completed the programme, you'll still have access to the learning and can log back in to revisit any of the slides, videos or content.

Do I need to have completed Social Investment Unpicked to take part in this programme?

While it is not a requirement to have completed Social Investment Unpicked before registering for this programme, we recommend doing so.

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