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Ladies cooking

Burley Gate Community Shop raised money from the local community using Social Investment Tax Relief. 

Duration 
4 years for loans
Cost of capital 
Between 2 - 3%
Turnover 
£80,000
Amount invested 
£57,000
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
Amount invested 
£10K

Big White Wall is a digital mental health and wellbeing service, which used social investment to scale their social business.

Duration 
5-7 years
Cost of capital 
Convertible debt and equity
Amount invested 
£1 million
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)

Beverley Cherry Tree Community Centre is a charity based in East Yorkshire.  Located on the Cherry Tree Estate, it works with those in the community struggling with varying degrees of poverty.

Duration 
18 months
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£165,000
Amount invested 
£10,000
Peer Landlord

Commonweal Housing used social investment to buy properties to support an innovative new project for formerly homeless people.

Duration 
7 years
Cost of capital 
Around 4%
Turnover 
£3.9 million
Amount invested 
£1.4 million