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Case Studies

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 & Big Society Capital's podcasts for more examples from charities & social enterprises.

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Energise is a Social Impact Bond working with young people in the Thames Valley area. It is part of the Department for Work and Pensions' Innovation Fund.

Duration 
3 years
Cost of capital 
Outcomes payment
Turnover 
£8.2 million
Invested 
£902,000

London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) used social investment to expand its early years nurseries in London. 

Duration 
3 years
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£600k
Invested 
£75k

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
Invested 
£75,000
Headliners

Headliners UK used social investment to help them in their mission of empowering young people to tell their stories and care about their community more. 

Duration 
3 years
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£600,000
Invested 
£75,000

Beverley Cherry Tree Community Centre is a charity based in East Yorkshire.  Located on the Cherry Tree Estate, it works with those in the community struggling with varying degrees of poverty.

Duration 
18 months
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£165,000
Invested 
£10,000
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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)
Invested 
£1 million