A report released by the UK’s Big Lottery Fund in July 2014, serves as a useful explanatory guide to social investment. Targeted to non-profit and community organisations, and social enterprises, the report outlines why social investment is important, and what it means for those groups. For organisations interested in exploring social investment options, the guide also points to the types of income that might be relevant for them, potential sources of skills training, investment and contract preparation (focusing on UK bodies).  The Social Investment Explained guide is available here.