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Greenwich Leisure Limited, a Community Benefit Society, used a charity bond to help transform new sports facilities as accessible community facilities.

Duration 
5 years
Cost of capital 
5%
Turnover 
£155 million (estimated for 2014)
Amount invested 
£5 million
Ambition East Midlands

Ambition East Midlands is a Social Impact Bond working with young homeless people in the East Midlands.

Duration 
3 years
Cost of capital 
7%
Turnover 
£1 million+
Amount invested 
£100,000 through SITR
Man and a van

FareShare South West is a  charity which used money raised using Social Investment Tax Relief to increase its impact in the local community

Duration 
5 years
Cost of capital 
5% for first 36 months, 7% for remaining 24 months
Turnover 
£400,000+
Amount invested 
£70,000 through SITR
Freedom bakery

Freedom Bakery raised investment from seven investors using the Social Investment Tax Relief to grow their prison-based social enterprise.

 

Duration 
4 years
Cost of capital 
1.75%
Turnover 
£210,000 from year 2
Amount invested 
£48,000 Social Investment Tax Relief, £85,500 in total
FC United

FC United of Manchester is a community owned football club which raised money using Social Investment Tax Relief to help build a new stadium.

 

Duration 
4 years
Cost of capital 
2% (optional)
Turnover 
£1 million+
Amount invested 
£270,000 through SITR
Peer Landlord

Commonweal Housing used social investment to buy properties to support an innovative new project for formerly homeless people.

Duration 
7 years
Cost of capital 
Around 4%
Turnover 
£3.9 million
Amount invested 
£1.4 million