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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 & podcasts for more examples from charities & social enterprises. To submit a case study, go here

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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
Amount invested 
£725,000
Clevedon Pier

Clevedon Pier Heritage and Limited Trust is a Community Benefit Society which raised money via Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) to help renovate and sustain Clevedon Pier. 

Duration 
Not applicable
Cost of capital 
2%
Turnover 
£180,000
Amount invested 
£250,000 Social Investment Tax Relief, £330,000 in total
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For Jimmy creates safe spaces for young people to grow up in, with a strong focus on Lewisham, South East London.  It was set up in honour of murdered Lewisham schoolboy Jimmy Mizen.

Duration 
4 years
Cost of capital 
5%
Turnover 
£600,000
Amount invested 
£37,494 (loan) + £4,166 (grant)
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3SC Capitalise is a Social Impact Bond working with young people in Wales. It is part of the Department for Work and Pensions' Innovation Fund.

Duration 
3 years
Cost of capital 
Outcomes payment
Turnover 
£1.9 million
Amount invested 
£420,000
Teens and Toddlers

Teens and Toddlers is a Social Impact Bond working with young people in the North West. It is part of the Department for Work and Pensions' Innovation Fund.

Duration 
3 years
Cost of capital 
Outcomes-based
Turnover 
£1,549,488
Amount invested 
£3.25 million

Gofal is a leading Welsh mental health charity providing a wide range of services to people with mental health problems, supporting their independence, recovery, health and wellbeing. Gofal Enterprises is its wholly owned trading arm.

Duration 
Finance Wales - 5 years / Social Investment Cymru - 15 years
Cost of capital 
7% - 10%
Turnover 
£8 million
Amount invested 
Development Bank of Wales - £175,000 / Social Investment Cymru (WCVA) -£75,000