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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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Oomph

Oomph! is helping older people stay healthy by running specialist exercise classes in care homes across the UK. It used social investment to grow its social business.

Duration 
Equity
Cost of capital 
Equity
Turnover 
£247,000
Invested 
£200,000
Golden Lane Housing

Golden Lane Housing, the housing arm of Mencap, used social investment to buy homes for people with a learning disability.

Duration 
7 years
Cost of capital 
4.375% per annum
Turnover 
£11.5 million
Invested 
£11 million
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

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
Homes for Good

Homes for Good used social investment to buy houses that it then rents to vulnerable people on lower incomes.

Duration 
7-9 years
Cost of capital 
Loan with an equity stake
Invested 
£2 million
Clevedon Pier

Clevedon Pier Heritage and Limited Trust is a Community Benefit Society which raised money via Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) to help renovate and sustain Clevedon Pier. 

Duration 
Not applicable
Cost of capital 
2%
Turnover 
£180,000
Invested 
£250,000 Social Investment Tax Relief, £330,000 in total