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ToolShed is a social enterprise helping young people start their career in construction

Duration 
5 years
Cost of capital 
10%
Turnover 
£385k
Amount invested 
£70,000
Creative Optimistic Visions anti knife crime stand

Creative Optimistic Visions (COV) is an award-winning Community Interest Company providing alternative education, training, universal youth provision, consultancy and mentoring services through the lens of the Protective Behaviours Process (PBs)

Duration 
2 years
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£33,129
Amount invested 
£19,500
Learn about Social Investment in Action with the FRC Group

We were delighted to hear from Shaun Doran, CEO FRC Group, at a Let's Talk Good Finance event. Listen to this podcast to learn about their journey to social investment.

Duration 
2 years
Cost of capital 
5%
Amount invested 
£400,000

When Julius Ibrahim became increasingly more interested in tackling homelessness, he opened Second Shot Coffee, a social enterprise café in East London.

Amount invested 
£75,000

We are a CIC based in Kent, supporting people with learning difficulties to speak up, make choices and become powerful and influential. We are people with and without learning difficulties and/or autism, working and learning together.

Duration 
1 - 5 years
Cost of capital 
5%
Amount invested 
£70,000

The Gorton Monastery in Manchester was an important part of the community for over 100 years. Derelict for many years, it was saved from ruin by the building preservation trust that still maintains and operates the site to this day. 

Cost of capital 
4% & 6% on top-up
Turnover 
£1 million+
Amount invested 
£700,000