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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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Clevedon Pier

Clevedon Pier Heritage and Limited Trust is a Community Benefit Society which raised money via Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) to help renovate and sustain Clevedon Pier. 

Duration 
Not applicable
Cost of capital 
2%
Turnover 
£180,000
Invested 
£250,000 Social Investment Tax Relief, £330,000 in total
Headliners

Headliners UK used social investment to help them in their mission of empowering young people to tell their stories and care about their community more. 

Duration 
3 years
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£600,000
Invested 
£75,000
Spotted Cow

The Spotted Cow is a community hub that offers a bar, restaurant, Post Office and B&B under one roof.

Duration 
3 years (min)
Cost of capital 
3%
Turnover 
£100K per annum
Invested 
£277,000

Big White Wall is a digital mental health and wellbeing service, which used social investment to scale their social business.

Duration 
5-7 years
Cost of capital 
Convertible debt and equity
Invested 
£1 million
Building site

K10 is tackling youth unemployment by providing apprenticeships in the construction industry. It used social investment to professionalise the business and increase sustainability. 

Duration 
3 years
Cost of capital 
Debt
Invested 
£600,000
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
Invested 
£3.25 million