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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 
£158,948
Amount invested 
£160,000
Product 
Secured loan
People outdoors

3SC Capitalise is a Social Impact Bond working with young people in Wales. It is part of the Department for Work and Pensions' Innovation Fund.

Duration 
3 years
Cost of capital 
Outcomes payment
Turnover 
£1.94 million
Amount invested 
£420,000
Product 
Social Impact Bonds
Teens and Toddlers

Teens and Toddlers is a Social Impact Bond working with young people in the North West. It is part of the Department for Work and Pensions' Innovation Fund.

Duration 
3 years
Cost of capital 
Outcomes-based
Turnover 
£1,549,488
Amount invested 
£3.25 million
Product 
Social Impact Bonds
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)
Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund (RRLF)
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 
Not available
Cost of capital 
Not available
Turnover 
£247,000
Amount invested 
£1.3 million & £800,000
Product 
Equity investment
Social Impact Bonds

Energise is a Social Impact Bond working with young people in the Thames Valley area. It is part of the Department for Work and Pensions' Innovation Fund.

Duration 
3 years
Cost of capital 
Outcomes payment
Turnover 
£7.03 million
Amount invested 
£902,000
Product 
Social Impact Bonds

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 
£5 million
Amount invested 
£725,000
Product 
Secured loan