Money Matters: Social Entrepreneurship Policy Group, Charity Finance Directors' Group and young high-fliers join social enterprises

David Ainsworth's round-up of what's happening in the finance world

Six social enterprise support organisations have called on the Government to create a £500m fund to help future social entrepreneurs. The call is part of a manifesto launched by the Social Entrepreneurship Policy Group, a partnership of support organisations including social landlord Can. The group has also called for at least one community-run space for social entrepreneurs in every major town.

The Charity Finance Directors' Group has published a guide to socially responsible investment. The guide, published in partnership with the Eiris Foundation and Newton Investment Management, looks at the relevance of SRI to charities and the products available. It also sets out how to develop an SRI policy.

A project to place young high-fliers in social enterprises has secured placements for its first five members. The scheme, which involves two six-month placements for each member, is intended to attract high-level graduates. Its supporters include community transport company the HCT Group and development trust Coin Street Community Builders.

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