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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 & podcasts for more examples from charities & social enterprises. To submit a case study, go here

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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
Amount invested 
£277,000
Giroscope picture

Giroscope is an award-winning housing charity based in West Hull which renovates empty and derelict properties to provide homes for those in housing need.

Duration 
15yr loan (25yr repayment profile)
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£587k (2017)
Amount invested 
£1 million

Greenwich Leisure Limited, a Community Benefit Society, used a charity bond to help transform new sports facilities as accessible community facilities.

Duration 
5 years
Cost of capital 
5%
Turnover 
£155 million (estimated for 2014)
Amount invested 
£5 million
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+
Amount invested 
£100,000 through SITR

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
ST MUNGO'S BROADWAY

The Real Lettings Property Fund, run by Resonance in partnership with St Mungo’s Broadway is using social investment to buy properties to address homelessness in London.

Duration 
7 years
Cost of capital 
5% +
Turnover 
£15.2 million (Broadway to 31 March 2014)
Amount invested 
£36 million