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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 & podcasts for more examples from charities & social enterprises. To submit a case study, go here

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Nottingham Counselling Service

Nottingham Counselling Service (NCS) is a long-standing charity specialising in working long-term with people who present complex and enduring problems, such as anxiety, depression and abuse.

Duration 
3 years
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£200,000
Amount invested 
£30K

Local residents in Redruth funded the building of a wind turbine through buying community shares.

Duration 
4 years
Cost of capital 
7%
Turnover 
£45,000
Amount invested 
£75,000
Ladies cooking

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
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
Amount invested 
£100,000
Furnistore

Furniture is a furniture re-use charity that supports lower income families. It used social investment to purchase a permanent base.

Duration 
20 years
Cost of capital 
6%
Turnover 
£185,000
Amount invested 
£160,000
People outdoors

3SC Capitalise is a Social Impact Bond working with young people in Wales. It is part of the Department for Work and Pensions' Innovation Fund.

Duration 
3 years
Cost of capital 
Outcomes payment
Turnover 
£1.9 million
Amount invested 
£420,000