The Social Investment Intelligence Network (SIIN) is a new project that we (Social Spider CIC) are working on with our regular co-researcher, Dan Gregory.
It’s a new initiative funded by The Connect Fund that brings together a group of charity and social enterprise leaders from around the country – to provide their informed perspectives on the social investment market and discuss how the market could work better for their organisations and others in their regions and sectors.
Our first report (available online here) provides a general overview of panelists’ experiences of seeking social investment (and the funding formerly known as ‘investment readiness’ support) alongside other forms of finance.
Future reports will take a more in depth look at particular challenges or themes within the social investment market. It would be great to know what you make of the first report and to hear any ideas you have about future topics.