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Guiding social enterprise: the Investment & Contract Readiness Fund

By: Information Daily Staff Writer
Published: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 08:00 GMT

The social investment market is growing strongly, and the Investment and Contract Readiness Fund is helping sector newcomers to access the specialist support they need to grow.

In order to successfully attract investment to scale up their activities, social ventures must demonstrate that they can create both social and financial returns. This often requires the development of new business models and detailed plans in order to convince outside investors to stump up the money.

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