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Barnsley Community building site

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 
Between 1 and 5 years over the six loans
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£1,000,000
Amount invested 
£405K over 6 investments (average loan size - £63,000)
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 
£185,000
Amount invested 
£160,000

Sandwell Community Caring Trust used social investment to help it acquire a residential care home in the Black Country.

Duration 
7 years
Cost of capital 
Blended 10% (7.5% + revenue participation)
Turnover 
£14 million
Amount invested 
£725,000
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 
Equity
Cost of capital 
Equity
Turnover 
£247,000
Amount invested 
£200,000

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 
£2.8 million
Amount invested 
£1,000,000 & £500,000
SOUTHMEAD DEVELOPMENT TRUST

The Greenway Centre is a community run business centre and community hub. It used social investment to install solar panels.

Duration 
7 years
Cost of capital 
4%
Turnover 
£503,636
Amount invested 
£50,000