We all know social ventures deserve the support of grant-funding. But if we want them to become sustainable, how can we shift them away from grant-dependency and towards more trade-based models? Two years ago, the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) launched Match Trading™ grants to resolve this dilemma: grant-funding that pound-for-pound matches an increase in income from trading. By rewarding sales growth, Match Trading incentivises social organisations to develop their trading base, so they can build stronger futures. Pilots of Match Trading grants have seen social ventures increase their income from trading by around 90% (median) in one year, with the additional support of an SSE learning programme. Match Trading has now been used by more than 500 social enterprises, charities and community businesses. It is backed and being developed by a cross-sector Task Force that includes trusts and foundations, corporates and the UK government, as well as receiving backing from the Scottish government to pilot Mat
06-11-2019 13:30 - 14:15Hosted by: Alastair Wilson
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