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Tickets are selling fast for SENTogether’s Annual Social Finance Conference, hosted and sponsored by The Reader Organisation

Written by Beth Pochin, 4th September 2014

We are delighted to be hosting SENTogether's Annual Social Finance Conference - which is set to be a fantastic day - at Calderstones Mansion House.

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On 12th September 2014, Social Enterprise Network will  turn the spotlight on social finance with this year’s much-anticipated conference: ‘Capital with a Conscience: A Better Solution?’ Social businesses, funders, social banks, and public and private enterprises keen to work ethically are invited to bring their best ideas to this meeting of minds.

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The agenda will cover everything from the future of funding in the current economic climate, to practical advice for first-timers on securing social finance, as well as exploring the burgeoning relationship between social finance and the public sector.

Speakers will include Robbie Davison of Can Cook, and Helen Heap of Seebohm Hill, who both have progressive ideas around what social lenders should really be doing. Robbie is the Director of Can Cook, a social enterprise which tackles food poverty, and he has first-hand experience of receiving social finance. He also authored a ground-breaking paper on which the first conference was based, calling for a radical re-structuring of the relationship between investors and recipients. Helen is an experienced social investment analyst, and with Robbie, has put forward the new ’Builder Capital’ model, with a view to providing community-based social enterprises with the long-term support they need.

Confirmed organisations include Key Fund, who have provided finance to over 2000 organisations and are a social enterprise themselves, and Big Issue Invest, who have recently developed new funds for the sector. More are still to be announced.

Lunch, refreshments and challenging ideas are all included in the price of your £10 ticket. If you would like to take a stall in the marketplace, please email debbie.felton@sen.org.uk. To book tickets, click this link or search Eventbrite for ‘Capital with a Conscience: A Better Solution?’ For more information, email info@sen.org.uk or call 0151 237 2664.

This event is officially sponsored by SENTogether, The Reader Organisation and Key Fund.

At The Reader Organisation we are very excited to be a part of this day.

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