Financing Social Innovation

Wednesday, 09. February 2022

A new released study on Financing Models was published by Social Entrepreneurship Netzwerk Deutschland (SEND) and the Centre for Social Investment, University of Heidelberg (CSI).

To share and discuss the findings of the recently published study Financing Social Innovation – international evidence, a webinar on Financing Social Innovation was prepared in a collaboration of SIX,SEND, CSI-University of Heidelberg and the BMW Foundation.

During the event, Gorgi Krlev from CSI shared the results and presented the 4 strategies for effective financial support and 8 policy instruments that can be used to shape financial architecture necessary to achieve these strategies.

In a panel discussion Allyson Hewit, (MaRS Discovery District), Filipe Almeida (Portugal Social Innovation), Geoff Mulgan (UCL), Suzanne Wisse-Huiskes (Euclid Network) and Sven Giegold (German Ministry of Economics and Climate) shared their unique insights and experience bringing together a great variety of perspectives from different countries.

You can download the full study below

Financing Social Innovation

If you are interested to watch the recording of the webinar, you can find it here.


The European Social Innovation Alliance is a joint project of Centre for Social Investment, Danish Design Centre, Danish Social Innovation Academy, Diakonie Schleswig-Holstein, FASE GmbH, Foundation for Civil Society, Glasgow Caledonian University, Institute for Work and Technology, Phineo gAG, Social Entrepreneurship Netzwerk Deutschland e.V., Shipyard Foundation, Social Enterprise Estonia, Social Innovation Exchange, Tallinn University, Technical University Dortmund, Võru County Development Agency with the lead partner Social Impact gGmbH and is funded by the European Commission via the European Social Fund and the European Programme for Employment and Social Innovation.