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Have a great story of taking on social investment? We're looking for new case studies to share - submit yours below or email aconstable@goodfinance.org.uk

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Proper Job Theatre - case study

Proper Job Theatre is a social enterprise creating meaningful work opportunities through teaching drama workshops.

Duration
3 years
Cost of capital
9.5%
Turnover
£936,000
Amount invested
£150,000
Product type
Blended – part grant, part loan
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The Skill Mill

The Skill Mill are social enterprise providing employment for young ex–offenders in watercourse and horticulture services.

Duration
4 years
Cost of capital
7-8%
Turnover
Not available
Amount invested
£1m with £100,000 through SITR
Product type
Social Investment Tax Relief
Social Impact Bonds
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Gro-organic

Gro-Organic are a multiple award-winning social enterprise team based in the West Midlands made up of passionate, local people who together are creating outstanding green spaces whilst investing in local people and the community.

Duration
6 years
Cost of capital
7%
Turnover
£400,000 +
Amount invested
£150,000
Product type
Social Investment Tax Relief
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Your Own Place CIC

Rebecca White, CEO of Your Own Place CIC talking about her organisations’ experience of taking on social investment from Sumerian Partners, just before the COVID-19 hit. Listen to hear more about her patient equity investment deal that has allowed Your Own Place to scale up activity and employ a new member of the team.

Duration
Up to 10 years
Cost of capital
Equity
Turnover
£223,410
Amount invested
£100,000
Product type
Equity investment
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Together TV

Together TV inspires social change through entertaining content – by showing real-life stories, activities and social issues that promote participation in national campaigns and causes. By encouraging people to get involved in causes and initiatives that offer relevant, practical and achievable things to do, the channel promotes healthier lifestyles, improved mental wellbeing and increased social connections amongst its viewers.

Duration
3 year
Cost of capital
Not available
Turnover
£655,180
Amount invested
£390,000 (£128K SITR)
Product type
Social Investment Tax Relief
Community shares
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The Royal Society for Blind Children

RCBS provide a range of services in London and across England and Wales for blind and partially sighted children and young people, their families, and the professionals who work alongside them.

Duration
3 years
Cost of capital
0% first year, 6.5% from year 2
Turnover
£4,100,000
Amount invested
£250,000
Product type
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)
Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund (RRLF)
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Acorn Early Years

With now 13 nurseries across 3 countries, the Acorn Early Years Foundation continues to grow it's mission in inspiring and leading the early childhood sector.

Duration
3 years
Cost of capital
0% first year, 6.5% from year 2
Turnover
£5,900,000
Amount invested
£100,000
Product type
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)
Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund (RRLF)
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Book of you

Book of You acts as a reminiscence therapy, to help people living with dementia to connect to their memories but soon realised that we could help all sorts of people, including older people living in assisted accommodation and young adults with learning disabilities. They've now developed a digital story book helps the user to build a familiar picture and story of someone’s life, filled with precious life events and memories.

Duration
4 years
Cost of capital
0%
Turnover
£50,000
Amount invested
£20,000
Product type
Unsecured loan (incl. overdrafts)
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Caramel Rock

Our Digital Marketing Officer Festus spoke with the creative Faith Johnson who founded Caramel Rock. In this podcast we talk about her social enterprise supporting young and vulnerable people in London through fashion and employability. We look into the importance of lived experience but also how Faith valued inexperience when it came to turning her idea.. into a reality.

Duration
3 years
Cost of capital
9.5%
Turnover
£28,700
Amount invested
£75,000
Product type
Blended – part grant, part loan
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)
Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund (RRLF)
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Young People Matter

Young People Matter (YPM) is an award winning charity and community action group bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds to nurture children’s potential, promote healthy living and develop a greater sense of social responsibility.

Duration
4 years
Cost of capital
6.5%
Turnover
£382,200
Amount invested
£60,000
Product type
Unsecured loan (incl. overdrafts)
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Hidden Treasures CIC

Hidden Treasure are an organisation driven by a desire to provide better opportunities and facilities to a community that experiences a lot of the challenges of an unequal society. Their centre in Partington offers a welcoming space where children can play and develop and adults can access support, training and somewhere to meet others and relax.

Duration
3 years
Cost of capital
6.6%
Turnover
£264,432
Amount invested
£33,000
Product type
Blended – part grant, part loan
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Nemi Teas

This #AChangingWorld episode features Pranav Chopra, a social entrepreneur who founded Nemi Teas. This podcast definitely goes down even better with a cup of tea as he talks about how social investment has played a part in his journey and the potential ways to scale up.

Duration
5 years
Cost of capital
9.5%
Turnover
£70,000
Amount invested
£50,000
Product type
Blended – part grant, part loan
Equity investment
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)
Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund (RRLF)
Emergency Finance