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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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Peer Landlord

Commonweal Housing used social investment to buy properties to support an innovative new project for formerly homeless people.

Duration 
7 years
Cost of capital 
Around 4%
Turnover 
£3.9 million
Invested 
£1.4 million
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

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
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
Golden Lane Housing

Golden Lane Housing, the housing arm of Mencap, used social investment to buy homes for people with a learning disability.

Duration 
7 years
Cost of capital 
4.375% per annum
Turnover 
£11.5 million
Invested 
£11 million

London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) used social investment to expand its early years nurseries in London. 

Duration 
3 years
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£600k
Invested 
£75k