Setting up and running a charity – research and analysis

Charities and social investment (RS30)

Research into the issues that social investment presents for charity trustees and charity regulation.



This report sets out the conclusions of a study into social investment carried out by the Institute for Voluntary Action Research on behalf of the Charity Commssion in March 2013.

The study aimed to:

  • explore charities’ experiences of receiving social investment
  • explore charities’ experiences of making social investment
  • gain an insight of the social investment market over the next five years