The New Year has got off to a splendid start as CERT are now officially listed in the Good Finance directory of Advisers.
Good Finance is a collaborative project to help improve access to information on social investment for charities and social enterprises.
What is social investment?
Social investment is the use of repayable finance to help an organisation achieve a social purpose.Charities and social enterprise can use repayable finance to help them increase their impact on society, for example by growing their business, providing working capital for contract delivery, or buying assets.
Social investment is repayable, often with interest. Charities and social enterprises may generate a surplus through trading activities, contracts for delivering public services, grants and donations, or a combination of some or all of these. This surplus is then used to repay investors. Social investment is not suitable for everyone, and it should be considered alongside other options. It’s important to look at the range of finance options available to your charity or social enterprise before deciding.Social investment is not a grant or a donation.
Being a registered adviser means that CERT join only 22 organisations in the UK that are on the approved list.
CERT are already approved suppliers for Big Potential and offer organisations assistance through the Reach Fund
CERT Consultancy has also assembled a Trello Board of useful Social Investment resources that you are welcome to access at
If you would like to know more about how CERT Consultancy can help your organisation access social investment visit the CERT Consultancy website -