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Case Studies

Browse our case studies below to see how organisations across the UK are already using social investment. You can also visit our blog page, YouTube channel & Big Society Capital's podcasts for more examples from charities & social enterprises.

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Picture of For Jimmy

For Jimmy creates safe spaces for young people to grow up in, with a strong focus on Lewisham, South East London.  It was set up in honour of murdered Lewisham schoolboy Jimmy Mizen.

Duration 
4 years
Cost of capital 
5%
Turnover 
£600,000
Invested 
£37,494 (loan) + £4,166 (grant)
Golden Lane Housing

Golden Lane Housing, the housing arm of Mencap, used social investment to buy homes for people with a learning disability.

Duration 
7 years
Cost of capital 
4.375% per annum
Turnover 
£11.5 million
Invested 
£11 million
Media Cultured picture

Media Cultured is a social enterprise that tackles issues of racism, radicalisation and misrepresentation through the use of positive role models and clear messages about ‘identity and integration’ within an increasingly multicultural society.

Picture of plastic fishing, Hubbub Foundation

Hubbub is a London-based environmental charity that engages with corporates and foundations to sponsor research and campaigns, in order to promote understanding and behaviour change to help people cut waste, make clothes last longer, save money and create cleaner spaces to live and work in.

Duration 
Two years
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£1.5m
Invested 
£100,000

Moneyline offers access to affordable credit to consumers on low incomes. It used social investment to grow its social business.

Duration 
7 years
Cost of capital 
6.75% & 10%
Turnover 
£2.8 million
Invested 
£1 million & £500,000
Oomph

Oomph! is helping older people stay healthy by running specialist exercise classes in care homes across the UK. It used social investment to grow its social business.

Duration 
Equity
Cost of capital 
Equity
Turnover 
£247,000
Invested 
£200,000