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Sutton Community Farm is a community-owned farm in South London growing vegetables under organic principles.

Duration 
Community Shares (Equity)
Cost of capital 
2%
Turnover 
£325,000
Amount invested 
£97,462
Peer Landlord

Commonweal Housing used social investment to buy properties to support an innovative new project for formerly homeless people.

Duration 
7 years
Cost of capital 
Around 4%
Turnover 
£3.9 million
Amount invested 
£1.4 million

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
Amount invested 
£75k

Old Spike Roastery source, roast and pack some of the finest coffee available whilst offering meaningful employment to those affected by homelessness. Here's how a £60,000 loan from CAF Venturesome is helping us deliver our mission.

Duration 
3 years
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£365,000
Amount invested 
£60,000
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Media Cultured is a social enterprise that tackles issues of racism, radicalisation and misrepresentation through the use of positive role models and clear messages about ‘identity and integration’ within an increasingly multicultural society.

Aspire Gloucestershire

Ambition East Midlands is a Social Impact Bond working with young homeless people in Gloucestershire.

Duration 
3 years
Cost of capital 
7%
Turnover 
£500,000+
Amount invested 
£50,000 through SITR