The current environment of funding constraints and increased demand has brought huge challenges for the voluntary sector providers to continue their unique role in addressing mental health needs. Despite these challenges, or perhaps partly because these challenges are forcing a different way of thinking, we see a growing number of charities using or considering social investment as another tool for financing their work.
Big Society Capital‘s role is to help increase access to investment for charities, increase confidence in use of social investment, and also to work with the sector to develop new ways in which social investment can be used to tackle social issues, including mental health.
MHPF is pleased to be working with Big Society Capital to support members with information and resources to explore whether social investment could be relevant for your needs. Together we have developed an introductory guide on the basics around social investment. To find out more, read the new guest blog by Geetha Rabindrakumar who is the Head of Social Sector Engagement at Big Society Capital.