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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
Amount invested 
£75,000
Oomph

Oomph! is helping older people stay healthy by running specialist exercise classes in care homes across the UK. It used social investment to grow its social business.

Duration 
Equity
Cost of capital 
Equity
Turnover 
£247,000
Amount invested 
£200,000
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
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
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
Headliners

Headliners UK used social investment to help them in their mission of empowering young people to tell their stories and care about their community more. 

Duration 
3 years
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£600,000
Amount invested 
£75,000