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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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THIRD SPACE LEARNING

Third Space Learning is using technology to tackle underacheivement in maths. It used social investment to grow its social business.

Duration 
Equity
Cost of capital 
Equity
Turnover 
£500,000
Invested 
£750,000
Giroscope picture

Giroscope is an award-winning housing charity based in West Hull which renovates empty and derelict properties to provide homes for those in housing need.

Duration 
15yr loan (25yr repayment profile)
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£587k (2017)
Invested 
£1 million
Ambition East Midlands

Ambition East Midlands is a Social Impact Bond working with young homeless people in the East Midlands.

Duration 
3 years
Cost of capital 
7%
Turnover 
£1 million+
Invested 
£100,000 through SITR
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
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

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