Who in invests in what and why?

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Join this panel discussion with Kieran Daly, Head of Market Building, Social Investment Scotland, Kieran has a wealth of experience in supporting organisations to become sustainable and grow with a focus on delivering impact. This is your chance to hear from a key panel of sector experts with the experience of providing money and those who have benefitted from it. What and who are funders working with? What is their key focus? Why are they successful at accessing funds?

Through our discussion, we will help bring this to life for you by talking about the range of organisations that receive funding or investment and why. There’s always that fundamental question of “How much do you need?” and “How much can I get?” – you need to fully understand what you need and why.

Kieran will be joined by Jo Karatzidis, Lead Fund Manager, Social Investment Scotland, Sam Moir, Manager, Community Support, Zero Waste Scotland and Ceila Joicey, Director, Dovecot


    • Who investors and funders are working with and why
    • Understand why organisations take investment and the benefits
    • What should you be aware of and what are the pitfalls


Ceila Joicey

Celia Joicey joined Dovecot as Director in September 2017. She is a graduate of Cambridge University and the Royal College of Art. Prior to her appointment as Director of Dovecot Studios, she was Head of the Fashion and Textile Museum, and before that, Head of Publications at the National Portrait Gallery in London and Editor of the RSA Journal and Head of Publications at the Royal Society of Arts.

Sam Moir

Sam Moir is Community Support manager at Zero Waste Scotland overseeing projects including Revolve – Scotland’s national reuse quality standard, a new sharing library and repair cafe network, and working with SIS on their Transition to Net Zero Fund. Sam’s passion is to encourage the growth of re-use and sharing projects with an ambition to see large scale hubs and social enterprises thrive. In 2011, Sam put her experience into practice and set up a community reuse social enterprise in Glasgow. Merry-go-round is about to celebrate it’s tenth year and is going from strength to strength. It supports 10000 people per year in the community with low cost second hand children’s items and supportive events, and distributes around 1000 packs of free goods to families in need every year.

Jo Karatzidis

Joanne joined SIS as an Investment Manager after a 20 year career in banking. She enjoys supporting organisations to achieve growth and continues to support local communities through Social Investment Scotland. She supports social enterprises to secure investment and enabling organisations to deliver impact and grow their local economy. Previously, Joanne worked with Lloyds Banking group within the Corporate and Commercial sectors and latterly at TSB Business Banking.