Social Investment Forum ‘Future Needs’ survey aims to understand charity and social enterprise funding needs

The Social Investment Forum (SIF) is undertaking a piece of research under its ‘Future Needs’ working group that aims to move beyond asking what form of money organisations want (loan, grant, blended, equity etc), and focus instead on assessing the product features that are most appropriate and desirable for charities and social enterprises when they are looking to take on investment.

This survey will develop our sector’s understanding of the current and future needs of the social economy – incorporating all elements of product design and development – to help ensure that we can offer products which are built around the needs of charities and social enterprises.

This is YOUR CHANCE to help them understand what YOU need.

It should only take 5-10 minutes to complete and is for any charity, social enterprise or other social purpose organisation based in the UK, regardless of whether you are currently seeking funding.

The survey is open until the 10th June and can be accessed here

The SIF is the national forum for social investment and finance intermediaries (SIFIs). Activities of the SIF aim towards the betterment of the UK’s social investment market, through advancing the work of cross-sector initiatives, as well as advocacy and policy work to influence the Government’s legislative and regulatory agenda. You can find out more about the SIF here.

This blog was edited on Wednesday 8th June to include the closing date for the survey.