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For Jimmy creates safe spaces for young people to grow up in, with a strong focus on Lewisham, South East London.  It was set up in honour of murdered Lewisham schoolboy Jimmy Mizen.

Duration 
4 years
Cost of capital 
5%
Turnover 
£543,760
Amount invested 
£41,660
Product 
Unsecured loan (incl. overdrafts)
Blended – part grant, part loan
Media Cultured picture

Media Cultured is a social enterprise that tackles issues of racism, radicalisation and misrepresentation through the use of positive role models and clear messages about ‘identity and integration’ within an increasingly multicultural society.

Duration 
5 years
Cost of capital 
0%
Turnover 
£23,440
Amount invested 
£25,000
Product 
Unsecured loan (incl. overdrafts)
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 
£733,638
Amount invested 
£100,000
Product 
Unsecured loan (incl. overdrafts)

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 
£7.1 million
Amount invested 
Development Bank of Wales - £175,000 / Social Investment Cymru (WCVA) -£75,000
Product 
Unsecured loan (incl. overdrafts)

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 
£513,255
Amount invested 
£97,462
Product 
Crowd-funded investment
Community shares

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 
£213,880
Amount invested 
£10,000
Product 
Blended – part grant, part loan