Research undertaken by the UK Association of Charitable Foundations casts a revealing light on the UK sector’s relationship to the country’s emerging social investment market. It also potentially suggests a distinctive way trusts and foundations in UK and perhaps more widely may contribute to the market. Based on a survey of ACF’s 330 members as well as in-depth focus groups and interviews, Charitable trusts and foundations’ engagement in the social investment market found that UK foundations have to date set aside around £100 million for social investment of which £50 million has already been committed to specific deals.

Source: Alliance magazine