Jargon Buster


Blended Finance
A mix of grants and repayable finance that encourages investment into: voluntary & community organizations, charities and social enterprises.

A type of loan where the borrower pays interest only for a period of time, before paying back the original sum in one go on an agreed date. The bond is issued by the borrower e.g. a corporation or a charity.

Business Angel
Wealthy individuals who invest their money into start-up businesses, in return for part ownership of the business e.g. Dragon’s Den. A Social Angel or Angel Investor is a business angel who invests in social enterprises.