Big Potential -Social Investment event

Thinking of social investment? Big Potential can help you raise your first investment

 

17th March 2016 

 

Essex Record Office, Chelmsford


Social enterprises as well as voluntary and community organisations (VCSE) can now access specialist support to assess if social investment can complement existing sources of funding to help grow their impact.

 

Big Potential is more than a grants programme - it offers bespoke support and grants between £20,000 and £75,000 to help VCSEs become ready to take on investment, as well as to potentially raise new investment of up to £500,000 by working with one of our approved providers

 

The fund is aimed at VSCEs who want to improve their sustainability, capacity and scale and help them deliver greater social impact for communities across England.

 

Join us in Chelmsford to learn all about social investment, consider if it is right for your organisation, learn how Big Potential can help you, meet specialist advisors and hear stories from other organisations who have benefited from the fund.

 

9.30 - 10.30: Event Registration


10:30 - 11:45: Opening session


-       Welcome to the day:Jo Ransom, Social Enterprise East of England

-       Outline of the day and Social Investment Explained; Nick Temple, Social Enterprise UK

-       Introduction to the BIG Potential Programme; Hannah Williams, Social Investment Business

-     Q & A session to the panel

 

11:45 - 12:00: Refreshment break


12:00 - 12:40: There will be a choice of different workshops to attend throughout the day during two different sessions. Just pick the ones you want to attend.


-     The Big Potential programme: Are you investment ready? Using the Diagnostic ToolHannah Williams, Social Investment Business

-     Loan Finance: Views from an investor & investee -Jaishree Mistry, Lending Manager, Charity Bank & investee

-     Crowdfunding - Raising Money -Jason Nuttall - Community Development Foundation

 

12:40 - 13:20: Lunch & Networking


13:20 - 14:00: The second round of workshops 


-     The Big Potential programme: Are you investment ready? Using the Diagnostic Tool -Hannah Williams, Social Investment Business

-       Loan Finance: Views from an investor & investee -Jaishree Mistry, Lending Manager, Charity Bank & investee

-     Social impact -Madeleine Thornton, Social Impact Analyst, Big Issue Invest

 

14:00 - 14:45: A Big Potential Applicant's perspective


-     Andy Schofield - Director of Housing, London Community Land Trust

 

14:45 - 15:00: Event Close - Round Up / What to do next with BIG Potential


To book click - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/big-potential-chelmsford-social-investment-explained-tickets-20917867906