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Small Change specialises in bridging the two worlds of charities, voluntary sector and community organisations on the one hand and financial services and management on the other, through social investment and social finance experience and expertise.

Specialities: Social investment policy and practice,  social enterprise start-up, financial exclusion, third sector financial analysis, social impact research, third sector evaluation, community-based economic development.

Niamh Goggin (Small Change’s Director) combines practical on-the-ground experience in challenging working environments, with research and policy engagement in Northern Ireland, England, Scotland, Europe and Latin America.  She collaborates with a network of researchers and consultants who are committed to making a better world, one small change at a time.

Small Change is  currently working with the Local Trust, providing advice and support on social investment and local economics in 150 Big Local areas across England. Niamh is working with Barclays UK Community Investment as expert advisor on capacity building on their Credit Union Support Programme.  Niamh and Pat McGinn are approved providers to Power to Change’s Empowering Places Programme. Pat is working with Dr Paul Jones and Nick Money of the Centre for Community Finance Europe on a social impact project with English credit unions. Niamh is also working on a major capitalisation and capacity building project for the arts sector in Northern Ireland and an asset transfer of three creative hubs in Belfast.

Other clients include the Big Lottery England, the Institute for Voluntary Action Research, Charity Commission for England and Wales, SEEDA, London & Quadrant Housing Association, Experian, DWP, HM Treasury Financial Inclusion Taskforce, European Microfinance Network, Deutsche Bank, Developing Strathclyde Ltd, the School for Social Entrepreneurs in Ireland, Social Economy Belfast and Un Sol Mon, Barcelona.

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