Funding Socials: Impact Arts (Glasgow) - 20th June

20 Jun 2024, 10:00

  • Glasgow and Strathclyde
  • Investment
  • Support

Funding Socials is an inspiring in-person event series designed for charity and social enterprise leaders looking for fresh ideas and connections to help boost income generation.

Funding Socials is an inspiring in-person event series designed for charity and social enterprise leaders looking for fresh ideas and connections to help boost income generation.

At this Funding Social in Glasgow, we will be highlighting opportunities to boost your funding and resources and aim to give your income generation the kick start it needs. Hear from the local organisation, about their experience of securing funding , to developing new income streams including taking on social investment.

Jane Bruce, Founder of Brilliant Leaders, will facilitate the event including leading you through a short group exercise in the middle of the session, aimed at helping you think through your current challenges around income generation and generate new ideas with the support of your peers.

Jane, Alastair and Kieran will explain the support and funds they offer charities and social enterprises and be ready to answer any questions you have.

The session will close with a light lunch, where you will have the chance to mix with the funders and your peers and make some new connections.

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Funding Socials: Impact Arts (Glasgow) - 20th June

Session Format

10.00 - 10.30: Arrival and networking

10.30 - 10.40: Welcome and introductions

10.40 - 11.00: Charity Speaker

11:00 - 11.30: Small group exercise facilitated by Kieran Daly, Head of Market Building Social Investment Scotland

11.30 - 12.00: Q & A with Inspiring Scotland

12.00 - 13.00: Networking lunch

Guest speakers

Chris Holloway

Chris Holloway, Head of Social Investment, Foundation Scotland

Chris has been working in the world of social investment and funding for over twenty years. He led Resilient Scotland Ltd. delivering investment to over 100 social enterprises leading community regeneration efforts, and for the last three years has been the Head of Social Investment at Foundation Scotland. There, Chris oversees the Social Investment Fund which delivers a mix of grant and loan for organisations to further their social and environmental aims. Chris is eager to support organisations meeting the needs of the most disadvantaged by providing flexible financial solutions. In his spare time, Chris coaches a local kids' football team and is a director of Bowls Scotland.

SIS CEO Alastair Davis

Alastair Davis, Chief Executive Officer, Social Investment Scotland

Alastair joined SIS in 2009 to run the investment team and became SIS’s Chief Executive two years later. Alastair is currently an Investment Committee member at the Access Foundation and the advisory board of Scottish EDGE. In 2021, he was named SCVO Director of the Year – Third Sector by The Institute of Directors (IoD) Scotland.

Before joining SIS, Alastair worked in community banking for the Bank of Scotland, where he developed his broad and extensive knowledge of social investment. In 2012, he completed the prestigious Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management programme at Harvard Business School and in 2017 was awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Banker Institute.

We will also be joined by a National Lottery Community Fund beneficiary who will talk about their journey to receiving support and what that meant to the future plans and opportunities for that organisation.

Your Hosts

Jane Bruce 2

Jane Bruce, Founder, Brilliant Leaders

Jane is the Founder of Brilliant Leaders, a social business which offers coaching and development programmes to leaders and teams with a social purpose. Jane is a former charity/social enterprise CEO, accredited Executive Coach and experienced facilitator.

Before setting up Brilliant Leaders, Jane was Chief Executive of Social Bite in Scotland. In this role, Jane led a team of 100+ staff and 90 volunteers to run a chain of social enterprise cafes, mass fundraising events and innovative housing programmes. Previously, Jane was Chief Executive of Venture Scotland, which provides a wilderness-based development programme to young people facing tough challenges.

Alongside Brilliant Leaders, Jane runs the Spartans FC Girls’ Academy and is a qualified football coach having previously played football in the Scottish Women’s Premier League.

Kieran Daly (1)

Kieran Daly, Head of Market Building, Social Investment Scotland

Kieran started his career as a youth worker at The Prince’s Trust, devising and delivering training programmes. He has held senior management roles in business development for a range of arts, volunteering and youth organisations for over 15 years.

Kieran was Chief Operating Officer at food waste and food poverty fighting organisation, FoodCycle. While there, he grew the organisation’s presence from 14 to 30 locations around England in under two years, through a social franchising model.

Most recently, Kieran was Scotland Manager for Big Issue Invest, where he delivered a multi-agency partnership, engaging the private, public and third sectors in mentoring and lending money to early-stage social ventures. He is a keen cyclist who enjoys giving back by being on the Board of Social Enterprise Scotland.

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Funding Socials: Impact Arts (Glasgow) - 20th June