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Social Investment Business

Business Sector:Financial & business support

Business Activities:Grants, loans, investment readiness

As a supporting partner the Social Investment Business (SIB) has sponsored E3M’s work on governance (Models) and provided particular support for the development of this website.


The Social Investment Business (SIB) is made up of the charity, Social Investment Business Foundation, its social enterprise, the Social Investment Business Ltd and partner Social and Sustainable Capital. SIB is one of the UK’s largest social investors and have made over 1300 investments in civil society organisations ranging from under £5,000 to almost £7 million since 2002.

SIB invests in viable, non-bankable projects: facilitating their move into more enterprising ventures; strengthening them; investing in excellence; and bringing to scale the most innovative ideas.It brings finance, knowledge and expertise to help civil society organisations thrive – improving their infrastructure, increasing their capacity, helping them bid for, and win, public service contracts.