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Moneyline offers access to affordable credit to consumers on low incomes. It used social investment to grow its social business.

Duration 
7 years
Cost of capital 
6.75% & 10%
Turnover 
£2.8 million
Amount invested 
£1,000,000 & £500,000
Spotted Cow

The Spotted Cow is a community hub that offers a bar, restaurant, Post Office and B&B under one roof.

Duration 
3 years (min)
Cost of capital 
3%
Turnover 
£100K per annum
Amount invested 
£277,000
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Giroscope is an award-winning housing charity based in West Hull which renovates empty and derelict properties to provide homes for those in housing need.

Duration 
15yr loan (25yr repayment profile)
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£587k (2017)
Amount invested 
£1 million
Doncaster Refurnish

Doncaster Refurnish complete a wide range of work, collecting, restoring and selling furniture on to low income families. They run a handyman service and a women’s group with a focus on anxiety issues. They also offer training and employment to those on the margins of their local community; including rehabilitation and integration opportunities for prisoners due for release, and placements for young offenders.

Duration 
2 years
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£1,300,000
Amount invested 
£10K

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
Amount invested 
£75,000

Big White Wall is a digital mental health and wellbeing service, which used social investment to scale their social business.

Duration 
5-7 years
Cost of capital 
Convertible debt and equity
Amount invested 
£1 million