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Good Finance 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 and podcasts for more examples from charities & social enterprises.

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Skateboarding

Factory skatepark is charity that engages young people through extreme sports. It used social investment to grow its social business.

Duration 
8 years
Cost of capital 
7%
Turnover 
£818,735 (group)
Invested 
£500,000

Sandwell Community Caring Trust used social investment to help it acquire a residential care home in the Black Country.

Duration 
7 years
Cost of capital 
Blended 10% (7.5% + revenue participation)
Turnover 
£14 million
Invested 
£725,000
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

Sutton Community Farm is a community-owned farm in South London growing vegetables under organic principles.

Duration 
Community Shares (Equity)
Cost of capital 
2%
Turnover 
£325,000
Invested 
£97,462

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 
£10K
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
Invested 
£160,000