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The Skill Mill in action

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 
Social Investment Tax Relief
Social Impact Bonds
Gro-organic CIC

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 
Social Investment Tax Relief

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 
£252,360
Amount invested 
£100,000
Product 
Equity investment

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.

Turnover 
£822,783 (pre-investment)
Amount invested 
£128,000
Product 
Social Investment Tax Relief
Community shares

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 
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)
Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund (RRLF)

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 
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)
Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund (RRLF)