We look for organisations providing sustainable solutions to social challenges
Our investment approach seeks to develop enduring partnerships with the organisations we support. Our investment process includes plenty of access to our team rather than being a ‘black box’.
We focus on balancing how an investment from SASC can help organisations become more financially sustainable and generate more social impact in both the short and long term. Our approach is:
Open and transparent
As a growing organisation ourselves, we understand the challenges that come with building an enterprise. That's why we believe a straightforward approach is the best way to work with our current and potential investees. If you are applying for an investment from SASC you can expect to work with the same team of people throughout the investment process and be given an upfront understanding of what will be required to complete our due diligence and the timelines involved.
Driven by social impact
Social outcomes are at the heart of every investment decision we make. To ensure that we make investments that generate greater impact, we have developed an approach for assessing the social impact potential of each proposal and a framework for monitoring social impact once we've made an investment. Our start point is to understand how your organisation creates and monitors impact and, if needed, we can help you develop processes to support this.
Flexible to investee needs
SASC believes in structuring simple yet innovative solutions to meet the needs of ambitious social sector organisations. We try to offer potential investees financing solutions that they may be unable to obtain elsewhere – our new housing fund is a great example of this and was co-designed with one of our existing borrowers. We also try to look for where market changes create new opportunities and make sure we work closely with our partners to blend different pools of capital such as grant and loan to make investment more accessible.