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Picture of plastic fishing, Hubbub Foundation

Hubbub is a London-based environmental charity that engages with corporates and foundations to sponsor research and campaigns, in order to promote understanding and behaviour change to help people cut waste, make clothes last longer, save money and create cleaner spaces to live and work in.

Duration 
2 years
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£1.5m
Amount invested 
£100,000

Sutton Community Farm is a community-owned farm in South London growing vegetables under organic principles.

Duration 
Community Shares (Equity)
Cost of capital 
2%
Turnover 
£325,000
Amount invested 
£97,462

Gofal is a leading Welsh mental health charity providing a wide range of services to people with mental health problems, supporting their independence, recovery, health and wellbeing. Gofal Enterprises is its wholly owned trading arm.

Duration 
Finance Wales - 5 years / Social Investment Cymru - 15 years
Cost of capital 
7% - 10%
Turnover 
£8 million
Amount invested 
Development Bank of Wales - £175,000 / Social Investment Cymru (WCVA) -£75,000

Beverley Cherry Tree Community Centre is a charity based in East Yorkshire.  Located on the Cherry Tree Estate, it works with those in the community struggling with varying degrees of poverty.

Duration 
18 months
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£165,000
Amount invested 
£10,000
PACE community support

Promote Ability Community Enterprise CIC (P.A.C.E) delivers affordable services and housing for disadvantaged people in Derby and Derbyshire. To support this agenda, they offer a range of other services to the public and private sector; these include supported housing, a craft centre, community support and a café. 

Duration 
12 months
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£1,400,000
Amount invested 
£20,000
Spotted Cow

The Spotted Cow is a community hub that offers a bar, restaurant, Post Office and B&B under one roof.

Duration 
3 years (min)
Cost of capital 
3%
Turnover 
£100K per annum
Amount invested 
£277,000