Commissioned by the Department of Health
The Social Enterprise Investment Fund (SEIF) was established by the Department of Health (DH) with a pool of £100 million over a four-year period available for both capital and revenue expenditure, commencing in the financial year 2007/08. The objectives of SEIF are predominantly around stimulating the development of innovative Social Enterprises (SEs) in the delivery of health and social care services, through provision of start-up funding and long term investment.
The current evaluation of SEIF, commissioned in 2010, aims to assess the effectiveness of the activities of SEIF and provide evidence of its impact (on both applicants and wider sectors), and to draw out learning for SEIF and the role of SEs in health and social care service delivery.
Please check out the link for more details on this project.