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Burley Gate Community Shop raised money from the local community using Social Investment Tax Relief. 

Duration 
4 years for loans
Cost of capital 
Between 2 - 3%
Turnover 
£80,000
Amount invested 
£57,000

HCT Group used social investment to scale their community transport business.

Duration 
5 years
Cost of capital 
6.6% (blended over life of loans)
Turnover 
£45.4 million
Amount invested 
£9.95 million

Mentis Tree CIC (MTCIC) is a social enterprise providing low-cost therapies across East Anglia. They took on investment from Big Issue Invest after outgrowing their service offices, to buy a place of their own.

Duration 
5 years
Cost of capital 
8%
Amount invested 
£50,000
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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
Amount invested 
£37,494 (loan) + £4,166 (grant)

At Special iApps, we develop educational apps to support children with special educational needs, including autism and Down syndrome. We took on social investment, in the form of blended finance (loan and grant), from Northstar Ventures to help develop our work.

Duration 
5 years
Cost of capital 
7%
Turnover 
£25,000
Amount invested 
£185,000 blended
Teens and Toddlers

Teens and Toddlers is a Social Impact Bond working with young people in the North West. It is part of the Department for Work and Pensions' Innovation Fund.

Duration 
3 years
Cost of capital 
Outcomes-based
Turnover 
£1,549,488
Amount invested 
£3.25 million