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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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Local residents in Redruth funded the building of a wind turbine through buying community shares.

Duration 
4 years
Cost of capital 
7%
Turnover 
£45,000
Invested 
£75,000
Spotted Cow

The Spotted Cow is a community hub that offers a bar, restaurant, Post Office and B&B under one roof.

Duration 
3 years (min)
Cost of capital 
3%
Turnover 
£100K per annum
Invested 
£277,000
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
Invested 
£10K
Ambition East Midlands

Ambition East Midlands is a Social Impact Bond working with young homeless people in the East Midlands.

Duration 
3 years
Cost of capital 
7%
Turnover 
£1 million+
Invested 
£100,000 through SITR
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
Southville Community Development Association

The Chessel Centre will offer additional quality nursery care for children in Bristol.

Duration 
6 years
Cost of capital 
4%
Turnover 
£1,079,000
Invested 
£560,000