Social Investment Scotland



Social lender launches new funding challenges worth £3.3m

Social Investment Scotland (SIS), is launching two new funding challenges this month worth £3.3 million, designed to support all social enterprises – large and small - across Scotland.

Published 10 July 2019

Social investment has benefitted more than one million Scots

More than one million Scots have benefitted either directly or indirectly from social investment according to Social Investment Scotland’s (SIS) latest annual Social Impact report.

Published 9 November 2018

Social Investment Scotland reaches lending milestone

Responsible finance provider Social Investment Scotland (SIS) has reached a significant milestone by lending to Locavore, marking its 300th investment in Scottish social enterprises.

Published 18 October 2018

‘Profit with purpose’ fund halfway towards close in just two months

Impact First, the ‘profit with purpose’ fund launched by social impact investor SIS Ventures, has secured 50% of target capital commitments within the first two months of launch.

Published 14 August 2018

Trio of commercial hires for Social Investment Scotland

Responsible finance provider, Social Investment Scotland (SIS), has appointed three new members to its commercial team, following continued growth in customer lending.

Published 18 July 2018

Blog: How social investment can make a major difference to people’s lives

Social Investment Scotland has invested over £56 million in 270 projects, says CEO Alastair Davis.

Published 16 July 2018

Social Investment Scotland announces £5m fund for high impact enterprises

SIS Ventures is launching its first £5 million fund to back Scotland’s high impact enterprises.

Published 8 June 2018

New mission-led investment venture to support Scotland’s social entrepreneurs

Responsible finance provider Social Investment Scotland (SIS) has launched a new mission-led investment venture aimed at stimulating social entrepreneurship in Scotland.

Published 19 April 2018

New senior hires for Social Investment Scotland

Finance provider Social Investment Scotland (SIS) has appointed two new investment managers, as it continues to grow its investments in charities and social enterprises.

Published 28 February 2018

New CIH guide makes case for exploring Housing First approach to tackling homelessness

A new publication from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) explores the concept of Housing First and the principles behind it and looks at how it is being put into practice across the UK and Ireland as a one of a range of approaches to tackling homelessness.

Published 21 November 2017

Social Investment Scotland delivers 15th year of growth

An organisation which was set up to explore new funding options for charities and social enterprises has reported a 15th consecutive year of growth.

Published 21 August 2017

New project for Glasgow social enterprise which creates construction jobs for ex-offenders

Glasgow Together, a social enterprise dedicated to creating full-time jobs for ex-offenders by building new affordable homes and bringing empty properties back into use, has started work on its latest, and biggest, residential property conversion in the city.

Published 20 January 2017

Social Investment Scotland wins top Cabinet Office award

Scottish third sector lender Social Investment Scotland (SIS) has won a prestigious award from the Cabinet Office for its pioneering work on the SIS Community Capital Fund.

Published 11 May 2016

Social Investment Scotland signals expansion plans with 11 new board appointments

Third sector funder Social Investment Scotland (SIS) has announced 11 board and committee appointments.

Published 18 March 2016

Social Investment Scotland launches campaign to open up world of social investment

Scotland’s professional services could hold the key to growing the country’s social enterprise sector in the coming years, according to investment experts at Social Investment Scotland (SIS).

Published 12 October 2015