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Find out how organisations across the UK are using social investment. Watch case study videos or listen to podcasts. Submit a case study here

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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
Product 
Social Investment Tax Relief
Community shares
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
Product 
Unsecured loan (incl. overdrafts)
Secured loan

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
Product 
Secured loan

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 
£600k
Amount invested 
£75k
Product 
Secured loan