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Golden Lane Housing

Golden Lane Housing, the housing arm of Mencap, used social investment to buy homes for people with a learning disability.

Duration 
7 years
Cost of capital 
4.375%
Turnover 
£20.72 million
Amount invested 
£11 million
Product 
Charity bonds
ST MUNGO'S BROADWAY

The Real Lettings Property Fund, run by Resonance in partnership with St Mungo’s Broadway is using social investment to buy properties to address homelessness in London.

Social Impact Bonds, supported by social investment from CAF Venturesome, Big Issue Invest and Resonance, enables us to work intensively and creatively with people so they can finally leave homelessness behind for good.

 

Duration 
7 years
Cost of capital 
5% +
Turnover 
£95 million
Amount invested 
£36 million + £675K SIB
Product 
Charity bonds
Social property funds

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 
£3.4 million
Amount invested 
£1,000,000 & £500,000
Product 
Unsecured loan (incl. overdrafts)

Togetherall (formerly Big White Wall) is a digital mental health and wellbeing service, which used social investment to scale their social business.

Duration 
5-7 years
Cost of capital 
Not available
Turnover 
Not available
Amount invested 
£1 million
Product 
Equity investment
Building site

K10 is tackling youth unemployment by providing apprenticeships in the construction industry. It used social investment to professionalise the business and increase sustainability. 

Duration 
3 years
Cost of capital 
Not available
Turnover 
Not available
Amount invested 
£600,000
Product 
Unsecured loan (incl. overdrafts)

Local residents in Redruth funded the building of a wind turbine through buying community shares.

Duration 
4 years
Cost of capital 
7%
Turnover 
£45,000
Amount invested 
£75,000
Product 
Community shares