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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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Man and a van

FareShare South West is a  charity which used money raised using Social Investment Tax Relief to increase its impact in the local community

Duration 
5 years
Cost of capital 
5% for first 36 months, 7% for remaining 24 months
Turnover 
£400,000+
Invested 
£70,000 through SITR

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
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

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
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

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