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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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PACE community support

Promote Ability Community Enterprise CIC (P.A.C.E) delivers affordable services and housing for disadvantaged people in Derby and Derbyshire. To support this agenda, they offer a range of other services to the public and private sector; these include supported housing, a craft centre, community support and a café. 

Duration 
12 months
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£1,400,000
Invested 
£20,000

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
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
Invested 
£57,000
Portpatrick landscape

Portpatrick Community Benefit Society used Social Investment Tax Relief to raise money to save the local habour. 

Duration 
5 years
Cost of capital 
1.5%
Turnover 
Approx. £26,000
Invested 
£100,000

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
Invested 
£75,000
Homes for Good

Homes for Good used social investment to buy houses that it then rents to vulnerable people on lower incomes.

Duration 
7-9 years
Cost of capital 
Loan with an equity stake
Invested 
£2 million