Welcome to Greater Cambridge Impact, an innovative initiative dedicated to addressing the most pressing social challenges in the Cambridge area.
The prosperity driven by our world-class university and technology sector is not benefitting all; parts of our community still face significant issues such as homelessness, health disparities, lack of access to quality education, and barriers to economic opportunity.
Greater Cambridge Impact aims to tackle these systemic problems head-on. We're building a collaborative approach centred on strategic partnerships, capacity building, and social impact investment. Our goal is to empower local charities, social enterprises, and community initiatives to develop, test, and scale solutions with meaningful and measurable impact.
Our mission is to engage strategically in the Greater Cambridge area to measurably improve outcomes for the most vulnerable, address inequality, and transform lives. This will be achieved by collaborating closely with social impact experts, academic thought leaders, the local social sector, and the wider community. We are committed to driving identified and measured outcomes through a multi-stakeholder approach grounded in the principles of inclusive growth, targeted interventions, partnership working, and impactful social economy organisations.
For more background on this project, you can read our report that explores how social impact investing can help tackle challenges in Greater Cambridge.
We have established a Development Board to guide the project as we transition towards a formal constitution. The board comprises local stakeholders and Social Investment, Social Enterprise, and Innovation experts, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the local context and the necessary expertise to drive our mission.
Join our mission at Greater Cambridge Impact! We're seeking an experienced Executive Director to lead the establishment of our place-based social impact investment fund. This is a full-time, interim role with the expectation of transitioning to a permanent position.
Download our job description
for more information on how to apply. Applications close on the 30th of September, 2023.
We're excited to announce that the Cambridge City Council has pledged in-principle funding to the Greater Cambridge Impact Fund. This significant step forward underscores the council's confidence in our mission to address local social challenges. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to build momentum.
We're currently in the early stages of development and are keen to connect with potential partners who share our vision and mission.
If you're a social enterprise, charity, community initiative, or a wider local stakeholder interested in social impact in the Cambridge area, we'd love to hear from you.
Please note: This form is intended to gather information about potential partners and stakeholders interested in the Greater Cambridge Impact initiative. It does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or investment products.