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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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Estuary Homes was created in early 2017 to enable the three partner organisations (Foresight, Preston Road Women’s Centre and CERT) to pursue their objective of offering safe accommodation to vulnerable groups locally in Humberside.

Duration 
5 years
Cost of capital 
5.5%
Turnover 
Not available
Amount invested 
£400,000
Product 
Blended – part grant, part loan

It was great to hear from Mark Newcombe, co-founder of the Craufurd Arms, a community pub in Slough. Listen to this podcast as part of our #AChangingWorld series and we explore how social investment has affected organisations during the lockdown and the opportunities it could now present.

Duration 
4 years
Cost of capital 
3%
Turnover 
£317,000
Amount invested 
£400,00 +
Product 
Crowd-funded investment
Unsecured loan (incl. overdrafts)
Secured loan
Blended – part grant, part loan
Social Investment Tax Relief
Community shares
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)
Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund (RRLF)
Cardboard Citizens

We were delighted to hear from Geetha Rabindrakumar, Director of Social Change at charity Cardboard Citizens. Listen to this podcast as part of our #AChangingWorld series and we explore how social investment has affected organisations during the lockdown and the opportunities it could now present.

Duration 
Not applicable
Cost of capital 
Not applicable
Turnover 
£591,920
Amount invested 
£70,000
Product 
Blended – part grant, part loan

ToolShed is a social enterprise helping young people start their career in construction.

Duration 
5 years
Cost of capital 
10%
Turnover 
£385k
Amount invested 
£80,500
Product 
Blended – part grant, part loan
Creative Optimistic Visions anti knife crime stand

Creative Optimistic Visions (COV) is an award-winning Community Interest Company providing alternative education, training, universal youth provision, consultancy and mentoring services through the lens of the Protective Behaviours Process (PBs)

Duration 
2 years
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£84,230
Amount invested 
£19,500
Product 
Blended – part grant, part loan
Learn about Social Investment in Action with the FRC Group

We were delighted to hear from Shaun Doran, CEO FRC Group, at a Let's Talk Good Finance event. Listen to this podcast to learn about their journey to social investment.

Duration 
2 years
Cost of capital 
5%
Turnover 
£225,200
Amount invested 
£400,000
Product 
Secured loan