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  • A new ecosystem for business funding-the rise of alternatives Adam Tavener examines the growth of alternative finance and explains why he set up Alternative Business Funding to help SMEs
  • Big news for Scotland’s social entrepreneurs David Cousland explains why Big Issue Invest and DSL Business Finance are teaming up to bring a new source fofinance for Scotland’s social entrepreneurs
  • A business kick start for social housing tenants The CDFA and HACT are teaming up to bring finance and support to social housing tenants who want to start up in business. Callum Anderson of the CDFA explains how
  • BOOST Neighbourhood Finance Sarah Osborn explains why SWIG Finance are teaming up with local partners to pilot a new way of delivering finance and support in Bristol.
  • Better financial services = Just Finance Ben Hughes discusses why we need better financial services, the CDFA’s vision for Just Finance for all and how we plan to achieve it.
  • The Big Potential of Social Investment Azlina Bulmer of Charity Bank explains why social sector organisations need support to understand and prepare for social investment, and how the Big Potential programme will do this.
  • Getting to scale: lessons from the US Bob Annibale, Citi Global Director of Community Development and Inclusive Finance, considers how the innovative UK CDFI sector could learn four key lessons from the US experience in order to achieve greater scale and impact.
  • Creating more jobs than ever before The impact of CDFIs has grown massively in recent years. The jobs created and saved thanks to CDFIs have more than doubled in just one year.
  • Change the message… Ben Hughes examines how we can cut through the froth of the party conferences by spelling out how CDFIs are making a difference, and their £1.125bn contribution to GDP.
  • The need for finance sector reform Jennifer Tankard, Director of Community Development Foundation, explains why the Community Investment Coalition is working together for fair and affordable financial services for all.
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