26/6/2018

Types of social investment

As there are many different models of social enterprises and cooperatives, we need a variety of investments. Each of these investment will suit a particular kind of business model combined with the stage of the business (starting off, growth, mature).

More here. Thanks to Alan Greig from Employee Ownership for passing this on.

Use your tangible assets to raise funds

Secure credit to use if / when income drops

Secure agreed credit when your account reaches zero

Finance to cover short-term cashflow shortfalls

Loans which help meet short-term fundraising targets

Finance to support dips in cash flow

Finance which expects no financial return

Used by foundations and philanthropists to create social benefits

Selling shares to people in the community to create a co-operative enterprise

High-engagement grant-making

Suitable for big social or environmental impact project

Finance to help an organisation or project grow

Finance from the sale of your shares

Combining some of the benefits of equity and debt

Finance from small social investment providers

Investment from the private sector

Using long-term debt to finance growth


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