Policy paper

Growing the social investment market: a vision and strategy

The government’s vision of a thriving social investment market where social ventures can access the capital they need to grow.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Details

This document sets out the government’s vision of a thriving social investment market where social ventures can access the capital they need to grow, allowing them to do more to help build a bigger, stronger society. We also set out a strategy for achieving the vision, explaining how government and others can act, including the key role of the Big Society Bank as a wholesale investor and champion of the market.

Update on progress

This document sets out key achievements since the publication of our original vision and strategy for growing the social investment market. It also highlights wider developments in the market as well as current priorities focusing on supporting the development of a strong pipeline of viable social investment opportunities and clearing away unnecessary and unhelpful barriers to social investment.

Social investment initiatives

This document aims to provide a clear and accessible overview of all social investment initiatives across government, with links to relevant programmes and funds. We will aim to keep the document updated on a regular basis to ensure that it remains a practical tool for understanding and navigating government support for social investment.

Government actions to improve how social investment is regulated

Nick Hurd’s open letter to Stephen Lloyd, Sector Champion for the Red Tape Challenge Social Investment theme, sets out actions that government has undertaken or has committed to undertake to improve how social investment is regulated.

Published 14 February 2011
Last updated 19 June 2014 + show all updates
  1. Added 2014 progress update on the social investment strategy.
  2. Added progress update and initiatives documents for 2013.
  3. First published.