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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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Beverley Cherry Tree Community Centre is a charity based in East Yorkshire.  Located on the Cherry Tree Estate, it works with those in the community struggling with varying degrees of poverty.

Duration 
18 months
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£165,000
Invested 
£10,000

Greenwich Leisure Limited, a Community Benefit Society, used a charity bond to help transform new sports facilities as accessible community facilities.

Duration 
5 years
Cost of capital 
5%
Turnover 
£155 million (estimated for 2014)
Invested 
£5 million
Unforgettable logo

Unforgettable used social investment to grow their social enterprise which provides goods and services for people with dementia and their carers.

 

Duration 
5-7 years
Cost of capital 
Loan and equity
Invested 
£500,000
Freedom bakery

Freedom Bakery raised investment from seven investors using the Social Investment Tax Relief to grow their prison-based social enterprise.

 

Duration 
4 years
Cost of capital 
1.75%
Turnover 
£210,000 from year 2
Invested 
£48,000 Social Investment Tax Relief, £85,500 in total
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
Southville Community Development Association

The Chessel Centre will offer additional quality nursery care for children in Bristol.

Duration 
6 years
Cost of capital 
4%
Turnover 
£1,079,000
Invested 
£560,000