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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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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
Man and a van

FareShare South West is a  charity which used money raised using Social Investment Tax Relief to increase its impact in the local community

Duration 
5 years
Cost of capital 
5% for first 36 months, 7% for remaining 24 months
Turnover 
£400,000+
Invested 
£70,000 through SITR

Greenwich Leisure Limited, a Community Benefit Society, used a charity bond to help transform new sports facilities as accessible community facilities.

Duration 
5 years
Cost of capital 
5%
Turnover 
£155 million (estimated for 2014)
Invested 
£5 million
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
Invested 
£3.25 million
Barnsley Community building site

Barnsley Community Build (BCB) is a registered charity with a trading arm, BCB Trading Ltd. They develop and deliver a range of community services, and provide employment and training in the construction industry.

Duration 
Between 1 and 5 years over the six loans
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£1,000,000
Invested 
£405K over 6 investments (average loan size - £63,000)
THIRD SPACE LEARNING

Third Space Learning is using technology to tackle underacheivement in maths. It used social investment to grow its social business.

Duration 
Equity
Cost of capital 
Equity
Turnover 
£500,000
Invested 
£750,000