Social Impact Incentives (SIINC) is a funding instrument that rewards impact enterprises with time-limited premium payments for achieving social impact. By linking public or philanthropic funding to pre-defined and proven social outcomes, high-impact enterprises can earn extra revenue and improve their profitability, which in turn helps to attract additional investment to scale.
Given that raising repayable investment is a pre-condition for receiving SIINC payments, it can effectively be defined as a blended finance mechanism. In other words, catalytic funds are leveraged to mobilise private investment for impact enterprises.
Both of the above mentioned SIINC variants are best suited for high growth ventures that are expected to get commercially strong and both allow outcome payers to “recycle” their resources to generate further impact.