SASC was launched in 2014 as one of the UK’s first social investment funds. We have a unique approach

Our approach

We look for organisations that provide lasting solutions to social challenges. We focus on how our investment could help your organisation both to become more financially self-sufficient and to generate more social impact. We aim to develop enduring partnerships with the organisations we support.

We believe our processes are open, transparent and straightforward. You can expect to work with the same team members throughout the process. We are driven by social impact and use the Impact Management Project’s framework to think about it. We are flexible and innovative. Our funds are not “one size fits all”: they are designed so we can create bespoke solutions that meet your organisation’s specific needs.

Our approach is summed up in our operating values

We care

As a growing organisation ourselves, we understand the challenges that come with building an enterprise.

We listen

The only way we know to design effective solutions.

We persevere

Because that’s what it takes to do it right.

Our investment process can be summarised in six stages

1. Sourcing and first screen

YOU
Review our eligibility criteria and send us an EOI

WE
Initial screening process to ensure legibility

2. Preliminary analysis

YOU
Develop your business plan which demonstrates the case for investment

WE
Evaluate proposal, business opportunity and social impact potential

3. Due dilligence

YOU
Meet us, provide more detail about your organisation, people, governance, finances and impact

WE
Visit you and beneficiaries, financial and social modelling, draft initial term sheet

4. Investment approval

YOU
Review and agree proposed investment terms, in some cases attend our Investment Committee, receive SASC offer

WE
Submit proposal to Investment Committee (IC) seek approval at monthly IC meeting

5. Investment drawdown

YOU
Collate legal information required, sign investment agreement, drawdown the funds

WE
Provide investment agreement including repayment schedule and social impact reporting requirements

6. Portfolio management

YOU
Send us quarterly updates on your impact and finances

WE
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