Social Finance is a not for profit organisation that partners with the government, the social sector and the financial community to find better ways of tackling social problems in the UK and beyond.
Our unique 70-member team comprises individuals with substantial financial, consulting and social expertise who share a common passion for solving entrenched social problems. They work alongside a nonexecutive board of leading figures from the social, financial and governmental sectors. We design financial and advisory services and products for social sector organisations. We look for structures that offer flexibility and long-term funding, and encourage innovation to deliver maximum impact.
Since we started in 2007, Social Finance has mobilised over £100 million of investment and helped to pioneer a series of programmes, including the Social Impact Bond model, to improve outcomes for individuals with complex needs. We have sister organisations in the US and Israel and a network of partners across the world.
In the UK, our work includes support for 2,000 short sentence offenders released from Peterborough Prison, 380 children on the edge of care in Essex, 4,500 young people at risk of dropping out of school, 3,000 isolated older people, 2,500 people with severe mental health issues, and 1,400 homeless youth and rough sleepers. Internationally, Social Finance is working with the Global Fund, World Bank, Grand Challenges Canada, the Inter-American Development Bank, USAID, DfID and others to address challenges in low and middle income countries using Development Impact Bonds and outcomes contracts.