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Big Society Capital
Transforming social investment

What we do

Big Society Capital is an independent financial institution with a social mission, set up to help grow social investment in the UK

Social issues

Explore how social investment can be used by charities and social enterprises to tackle a range of key social issues

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The make-up of our organisation reflects our mission. It includes people with excellent experience from the social, financial and business sectors

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Our sister site GoodFinance.org.uk provides information for charities and social enterprises that want to find out more about social investment

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How our investments are making an impact

From our blog

Blog | 12 October 2016

On 11 October, the Social Investment and Finance team in the Office for Civil Society changed its name and ambition. Now it will be the Government Inclusive Economy Unit with a remit to innovate and contribute to the broader agenda of an economy that works for all. 

Blog | 7 October 2016

Being poor is not just about being unable to afford those ‘nice to have’ things - it’s being forced to pay more for the absolute essentials, such as gas, electricity, banking, household goods and even groceries simply because you are living in poverty. It’s called the ‘poverty premium’ and it is effectively a tax on the poor.

Blog | 6 October 2016

The phrase ‘knowledge is power’ is more relevant now than ever in our high tech, fast-moving and often digitally overloaded world, so it’s interesting the saying is widely attributed to Sir Francis Bacon and dates back to around 1597.


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