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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
Portpatrick landscape

Portpatrick Community Benefit Society used Social Investment Tax Relief to raise money to save the local habour. 

Duration 
5 years
Cost of capital 
1.5%
Turnover 
Approx. £26,000
Amount invested 
£100,000

HCT Group used social investment to scale their community transport business.

Duration 
5 years
Cost of capital 
6.6% (blended over life of loans)
Turnover 
£45.4 million
Amount invested 
£9.95 million
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
Homes for Good

Homes for Good used social investment to buy houses that it then rents to vulnerable people on lower incomes.

Duration 
7-9 years
Cost of capital 
Loan with an equity stake
Amount invested 
£2 million
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
Amount invested 
£250,000 Social Investment Tax Relief, £330,000 in total