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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
Amount invested 
£100,000

Trust Links is a local independent charity for wellbeing and mental health based in South East Essex. Here's how a secured loan from Charity Bank helped them take on a community asset to grow their services.

Duration 
25 years
Cost of capital 
5.75%
Turnover 
£600,000
Amount invested 
£150,000
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
Amount invested 
£160,000

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)
Amount invested 
£5 million
ST MUNGO'S BROADWAY

The Real Lettings Property Fund, run by Resonance in partnership with St Mungo’s Broadway is using social investment to buy properties to address homelessness in London.

Duration 
7 years
Cost of capital 
5% +
Turnover 
£15.2 million (Broadway to 31 March 2014)
Amount invested 
£36 million

Local Food Links is a social enterprise providing lunches to primary schools. They used unsecured loans from CAF Venturesome to grow & innovate their organisation.

Duration 
4 years
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£1,080,000
Amount invested 
£200,000