BSWN in partnership with Voice 4 Change England would like to invite you to our workshop as a follow up from the recent Roundtable discussions to explore the role social investment could play as an alternative source of funds in an ever-decreasing public sector investment environment. In addition, we know from our work & research that lack of finance is the no1 barrier to enterprise development by BAME sector both private & social purpose, followed by information and networking opportunities.
The broader aims of the workshop are to explore:
whether social investment offers an alternative way to resource your organisation/idea/project,
challenges, opportunities and needs of BAME businesses & social enterprises from recent research findings
opportunity to network with likeminded organisations & individuals
Outcomes we are looking for from the event:
Raise the awareness of social investment within the SW BME sector
Increase the pool of BME VCSEs interested in social investment and alternative sources of funding
To identify those that participated in the Voice 4 Change and BSWN survey who want to take their interest in social investment further.
The workshop is open to BAME organisations in the broadest sense and local policy & decision makers. However, the target audience is BAME enterprises/social enterprises - established and start-ups.
Light refreshments will be provided on the day. To book your place at the workshop, please see our Eventbrite page here.