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Unforgettable used social investment to grow their social enterprise which provides goods and services for people with dementia and their carers.

 

Duration 
5-7 years
Cost of capital 
Loan and equity
Amount invested 
£500,000
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
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
Amount invested 
£50,000
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
Amount invested 
£2 million
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

Local Food Links is a social enterprise providing lunches to primary schools. They used unsecured loans from CAF Venturesome to grow & innovate their organisation.

Duration 
4 years
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£1,080,000
Amount invested 
£200,000