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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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Picture of plastic fishing, Hubbub Foundation

Hubbub is a London-based environmental charity that engages with corporates and foundations to sponsor research and campaigns, in order to promote understanding and behaviour change to help people cut waste, make clothes last longer, save money and create cleaner spaces to live and work in.

Duration 
Two years
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£1.5m
Invested 
£100,000
Giroscope picture

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

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
People outdoors

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
Invested 
£420,000
SOUTHMEAD DEVELOPMENT TRUST

The Greenway Centre is a community run business centre and community hub. It used social investment to install solar panels.

Duration 
7 years
Cost of capital 
4%
Turnover 
£503,636
Invested 
£50,000
ST MUNGO'S BROADWAY

The Real Lettings Property Fund, run by Resonance in partnership with St Mungo’s Broadway is using social investment to buy properties to address homelessness in London.

Duration 
7 years
Cost of capital 
5% +
Turnover 
£15.2 million (Broadway to 31 March 2014)
Invested 
£36 million