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The Gorton Monastery in Manchester was an important part of the community for over 100 years. Derelict for many years, it was saved from ruin by the building preservation trust that still maintains and operates the site to this day. 

Cost of capital 
4% & 6% on top-up
Turnover 
£1 million+
Amount invested 
£700,000

Community Campus 87 is a Community Benefit Society based in Tees Valley, Middlesbrough. We provide affordable housing, emotional & practical support, & training opportunities to over 200 people each week.

Duration 
20 years
Cost of capital 
5%
Turnover 
£1,700,000
Amount invested 
£800,000

Vinelife Church is a faith-based organisation. We took on a secured loan to diversify their income and carry on serving their community.

Duration 
20 years
Cost of capital 
6% initially
Amount invested 
£300,000

At Special iApps, we develop educational apps to support children with special educational needs, including autism and Down syndrome. We took on social investment, in the form of blended finance (loan and grant), from Northstar Ventures to help develop our work.

Duration 
5 years
Cost of capital 
7%
Turnover 
£25,000
Amount invested 
£185,000 blended
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The Clifton Community Arts Centre Ltd (CCAC Ltd), trading as Wellington Orbit, is a social enterprise based in Telford. They took on approximately £75,000 in SITR loans and shares from local people. Here's how social investment is helping them provide art and cultural facilities in the town of Wellington, Shropshire.

Duration 
5 years
Cost of capital 
2.25%
Turnover 
£18,000 (low for first year due to building development)
Amount invested 
£75,000

Trust Links is a local independent charity for wellbeing and mental health based in South East Essex. Here's how a secured loan from Charity Bank helped them take on a community asset to grow their services.

Duration 
25 years
Cost of capital 
5.75%
Turnover 
£600,000
Amount invested 
£150,000