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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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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
SOUTHMEAD DEVELOPMENT TRUST

The Greenway Centre is a community run business centre and community hub. It used social investment to install solar panels.

Duration 
7 years
Cost of capital 
4%
Turnover 
£503,636
Invested 
£50,000
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
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

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
Picture of plastic fishing, Hubbub Foundation

Hubbub is a London-based environmental charity that engages with corporates and foundations to sponsor research and campaigns, in order to promote understanding and behaviour change to help people cut waste, make clothes last longer, save money and create cleaner spaces to live and work in.

Duration 
Two years
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£1.5m
Invested 
£100,000