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Community Campus 87 is a Community Benefit Society based in Tees Valley, Middlesbrough. We provide affordable housing, emotional & practical support, & training opportunities to over 200 people each week.

Duration 
20 years
Cost of capital 
5%
Turnover 
£1,700,000
Amount invested 
£800,000

Vinelife Church is a faith-based organisation. We took on a secured loan to diversify their income and carry on serving their community.

Duration 
20 years
Cost of capital 
6% initially
Amount invested 
£300,000

At Special iApps, we develop educational apps to support children with special educational needs, including autism and Down syndrome. We took on social investment, in the form of blended finance (loan and grant), from Northstar Ventures to help develop our work.

Duration 
5 years
Cost of capital 
7%
Turnover 
£25,000
Amount invested 
£185,000 blended
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The Clifton Community Arts Centre Ltd (CCAC Ltd), trading as Wellington Orbit, is a social enterprise based in Telford. They took on approximately £75,000 in SITR loans and shares from local people. Here's how social investment is helping them provide art and cultural facilities in the town of Wellington, Shropshire.

Duration 
5 years
Cost of capital 
2.25%
Turnover 
£18,000 (low for first year due to building development)
Amount invested 
£75,000

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

Mentis Tree CIC (MTCIC) is a social enterprise providing low-cost therapies across East Anglia. They took on investment from Big Issue Invest after outgrowing their service offices, to buy a place of their own.

Duration 
5 years
Cost of capital 
8%
Amount invested 
£50,000