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Case Studies

Find out how organisations across the UK are using social investment. Watch case study videos or listen to podcasts. Submit a case study here

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FC United

FC United of Manchester is a community owned football club which raised money using Social Investment Tax Relief to help build a new stadium.

 

Duration 
4 years
Cost of capital 
2% (optional)
Turnover 
£1 million+
Amount invested 
£270,000 through SITR
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
Unforgettable logo

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

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

Trust Links is a local independent charity for wellbeing and mental health based in South East Essex. Here's how a secured loan from Charity Bank helped them take on a community asset to grow their services.

Duration 
25 years
Cost of capital 
5.75%
Turnover 
£600,000
Amount invested 
£150,000

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