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Nottingham Counselling Service

Nottingham Counselling Service (NCS) is a long-standing charity specialising in working long-term with people who present complex and enduring problems, such as anxiety, depression and abuse.

Duration 
3 years
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£200,000
Amount invested 
£30,000
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
Southville Community Development Association

The Chessel Centre will offer additional quality nursery care for children in Bristol.

Duration 
6 years
Cost of capital 
4%
Turnover 
£1,079,000
Amount invested 
£560,000
PACE community support

Promote Ability Community Enterprise CIC (P.A.C.E) delivers affordable services and housing for disadvantaged people in Derby and Derbyshire. To support this agenda, they offer a range of other services to the public and private sector; these include supported housing, a craft centre, community support and a café. 

Duration 
12 months
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£1,400,000
Amount invested 
£20,000

HCT Group used social investment to scale their community transport business.

Duration 
5 years
Cost of capital 
6.6% (blended over life of loans)
Turnover 
£45.4 million
Amount invested 
£9.95 million
Photo of Clifton Arts Centre

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