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Doncaster Refurnish

Doncaster Refurnish complete a wide range of work, collecting, restoring and selling furniture on to low income families. They run a handyman service and a women’s group with a focus on anxiety issues. They also offer training and employment to those on the margins of their local community; including rehabilitation and integration opportunities for prisoners due for release, and placements for young offenders.

Duration 
2 years
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£1,300,000
Amount invested 
£10K
Nottingham Counselling Service

Nottingham Counselling Service (NCS) is a long-standing charity specialising in working long-term with people who present complex and enduring problems, such as anxiety, depression and abuse.

Duration 
3 years
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£200,000
Amount invested 
£30,000
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
Amount invested 
£405K over 6 investments (average loan size - £63,000)
Furnistore

Furniture is a furniture re-use charity that supports lower income families. It used social investment to purchase a permanent base.

Duration 
20 years
Cost of capital 
6%
Turnover 
£185,000
Amount invested 
£160,000
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
Amount invested 
£750,000

Sandwell Community Caring Trust used social investment to help it acquire a residential care home in the Black Country.

Duration 
7 years
Cost of capital 
Blended 10% (7.5% + revenue participation)
Turnover 
£14 million
Amount invested 
£725,000