Greno Woods – Sheffield Wildlife Trust £515,000 land purchase. Background As part of the Finance Fund, we have a short term land purchase facility. This buys land on behalf of three named conservation organisations - Royal Society for Protection of Birds, Woodland Trust and the Wildlife Trusts (47 separate trusts) - holds it for two years, giving them time to fundraise, and then sells it to them at an agreed price (purchase price plus a percentage uplift). This facility only buys land where there is: urgent time pressure; the seller is not willing to offer the buyer a period of time to fundraise and buy from them at an agreed price in the future (the more common way these land purchase/sale deals are done) the land is of high conservation value no other conservation organisation is competing for the land one of the three partner organisations coming to us; these are substantial, well proven organisations, with significant fundraising capacity.
More than money
Sustainable Funding AnnualConference 2012More than money#sfp2012National Council for Voluntary OrganisationsSustainable Funding Project
ChairBen KernighanDeputy Chief Executive, NCVONational Council for Voluntary OrganisationsSustainable Funding Project
Dawn AustwickChief Executive, Esmée FairbairnFoundationNational Council for Voluntary OrganisationsSustainable Funding Project
Social investment – why are wedoing it?• To increase the overall size of the funding cake• To match funding mechanism to need more appropriately in some cases• To make our money work harder• To contribute to market development
Some examples of socialinvestments Bristol Together Land Purchase FundLive Theatre Land Purchase Fund