Case studies

See social investment in action, browse our case studies.

London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) used social investment to expand its early years nurseries in London. 

Duration
3 years
Cost of capital
6.5%
Turnover
£2.23 million
Amount invested
£75,000
Product type
Secured loan
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Freedom bakery

Freedom Bakery raised investment from seven investors using the Social Investment Tax Relief to grow their prison-based social enterprise.

 

Duration
4 years
Cost of capital
1.75%
Turnover
£210,000 from year 2
Amount invested
£85,500 +
Product type
Crowd-funded investment
Blended – part grant, part loan
Social Investment Tax Relief
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Commonweal housing

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

Duration
7 years
Cost of capital
4%
Turnover
£1.2 million
Amount invested
£1.4 million
Product type
Unsecured loan (incl. overdrafts)
Secured loan
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