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Barnsley Community Build

Barnsley Community Build (BCB) is a registered charity with a trading arm, BCB Trading Ltd. They develop and deliver a range of community services, and provide employment and training in the construction industry.

Duration
1 - 5 years over the six loans
Cost of capital
6.5%
Turnover
£645,790
Amount invested
£405K over 6 investments (average loan size - £63,000)
Product type
Unsecured loan (incl. overdrafts)
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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
£158,948
Amount invested
£160,000
Product type
Secured loan
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Teens and Toddlers

Teens and Toddlers is a Social Impact Bond working with young people in the North West. It is part of the Department for Work and Pensions' Innovation Fund.

Duration
3 years
Cost of capital
Outcomes-based
Turnover
£1.54 million
Amount invested
£3.25 million
Product type
Social Impact Bonds
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Golden Lane Housing

Golden Lane Housing, the housing arm of Mencap, used social investment to buy homes for people with a learning disability.

Duration
7 years
Cost of capital
4.375%
Turnover
£20.72 million
Amount invested
£11 million
Product type
Charity bonds
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Building site

K10 is tackling youth unemployment by providing apprenticeships in the construction industry. It used social investment to professionalise the business and increase sustainability. 

Duration
3 years
Cost of capital
Not available
Turnover
Not available
Amount invested
£600,000
Product type
Unsecured loan (incl. overdrafts)
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Ecodynamic

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
Product type
Community shares
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Togetherall

Togetherall (formerly 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
Not available
Turnover
Not available
Amount invested
£1 million
Product type
Equity investment
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Adviza

Energise is a Social Impact Bond working with young people in the Thames Valley area. It is part of the Department for Work and Pensions' Innovation Fund.

Duration
3 years
Cost of capital
Outcomes payment
Turnover
£7.03 million
Amount invested
£902,000
Product type
Social Impact Bonds
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3SC

3SC Capitalise is a Social Impact Bond working with young people in Wales. It is part of the Department for Work and Pensions' Innovation Fund.

Duration
3 years
Cost of capital
Outcomes payment
Turnover
£1.94 million
Amount invested
£420,000
Product type
Social Impact Bonds
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Moneyline

Moneyline offers access to affordable credit to consumers on low incomes. It used social investment to grow its social business.

Duration
7 years
Cost of capital
6.75% & 10%
Turnover
£3.4 million
Investor Details
Big Issue Invest
Amount invested
£1,000,000 & £500,000
Product type
Unsecured loan (incl. overdrafts)
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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
Not available
Cost of capital
Not available
Turnover
£247,000
Amount invested
£1.3 million & £800,000
Product type
Equity investment
Social Impact Bonds
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Southmead Development Trust

The Southmead Development Trust exists to serve the community of Southmead by primarily running the Southmead Youth Centre and the Greenway Centre. It used social investment to install solar panels.

Duration
7 years
Cost of capital
4%
Turnover
£1.41 million
Amount invested
£50,000
Product type
Secured loan