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The changing need for repayable finance in the charity sector: a new report by CAF Venturesome

A new report released recently by the EVPA member Venturesome, the social investment arm of Charities Aid Foundation, shows that charities’ demand for unsecured lending is set to grow over the next five years.

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World-leading fund helps charities and social enterprises win multi-million pound deals

Eight charities and social enterprises have won investments and contracts worth £35 million, thanks to a world-leading business support fund managed by the Social Investment Business and funded by the Cabinet Office, reveals a report released few weeks ago.

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The European Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment sector increasingly more important in tackling societal challenges in a difficult economic environment

The European Venture Philanthropy Association has published the third edition of its annual report. After three consecutive years of surveying the European Venture Philanthropy (VP) and Social Investment (SI) sector, important trends have emerged.

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Field visits in the Dacca region

On June 28th, 2014 the EVPA member Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation will participate to the 5th edition of the Social Business Day in Dacca, Bangladesh. The SBD is the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to deepen the concept of Social Business established and … Continue reading

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Save the date: 10th EVPA Annual Conference, Berlin, Germany

The conference will take place on 17-18 November in Berlin and will look into the topic of “Collaborating for Social Impact: the Next 10 Years” The Annual Conference welcomes both newcomers on the venture philanthropy scene as well as more … Continue reading

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A new crowdfunding experience for more impacts in Africa

For the first time, the EVPA member I&P partners with Kiva, the American crowdfunding web platform. Over the past decade, Africa has experienced unprecedented growth, with 5-6% growth rate at the continent level. However, this growth remains heterogeneous, fragile, insufficient … Continue reading

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EVPA signs a 4-year Partnership with the European Commission

Acknowledging the key role of social entrepreneurship for the completion of its EU 2020 Strategy, the European Union wants to foster its cooperation with pan-European networks active in promoting the access to social finance.

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ESADE 7th Annual Conference

ESADE Business School organises its 7th Annual Conference on 1 April 2014 in Barcelona. The event will highlight the talent of entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs as drivers of innovation and social impact. Experts and other individuals familiar with social entrepreneurship … Continue reading

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Siemens Stiftung intensifies its programme to foster micro-entrepreneurs in Kenya

EVPA Member Siemens Stiftung expands its entrepreneurship training programme and is thereby promoting personal initiative and social entrepreneurship. On 10 March, the opening of a new solar station, the Water-Energy Hub, marked the start of entrepreneurship training for the local … Continue reading

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New EVPA Publication: Social Impact Strategies for Banks

We are proud to announce the launch of a new report by EVPA and the London Business School on 11 March. This publication, “Social Impact Strategies for Banks- Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment” written by Dr Leonora Buckland, explores how … Continue reading

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