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News | 5 October 2016
  • Big Society Capital releases second tranche of its £14.5 million investment commitment, enabling Charity Bank to support many more good causes
  • New loan approvals of £55.8m in the first nine months of 2016; more than in the whole of any previous year
  • Social sector loan demand remains strong since the EU Referendum
Blog | 26 September 2016

The Commissioning Better Outcomes Fund evaluation is following 10 SIBs part-funded by the fund over their lifetime. One of them is the Worcestershire Reconnections SIB and the first report about the SIB was launched last week.

Blog | 21 September 2016

I knew from the start that if Unforgettable was to succeed it would need to transform the dementia market - and that would take money.

Blog | 2 September 2016

The NHS is a world class healthcare system but, like many modern healthcare systems, it is more of a “sick care” system, responding when people become sick to address symptoms and manage illnesses.

Research | 13 July 2016

Government’s approach to outsourcing services has risen up the policy agenda in recent years.

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Blog | 13 July 2016

Public services are undergoing a system-wide reform with increasing demand for services against a backdrop of reduced Government funding

News | 13 July 2016

The Government will fail to create a level playing field in the competition between bidders for the Work and Health programme, according to new research published by the independent think tank Reform. 

Blog | 2 June 2016

Last week Big Society Capital and the Care and Wellbeing Fund held a small roundtable to discuss the potential for social investment to support social sector providers of primary care. 

Events | 9 March 2016
Location: Concept Conference Centre, 58-72 John Bright Street Birmingham B1 1BN GB
Big Society Capital is hosting an event in partnership with Bita Pathways in Birmingham to increase awareness of how social investment is being used to help people with mental health needs. 
Blog | 8 March 2016

One in four charities and one in three social enterprises are involved in the provision of health and social care support.

Blog | 8 January 2016

I spent seven years looking after my mum before she died. Caring for someone with dementia is a lot harder than most people realise. I often felt lost and overwhelmed by the task ahead and soon realised I had to find new ways to keep Mum busy and give her a sense of purpose, otherwise she’d spend all day staring at the TV.

Blog | 20 November 2015

We are very proud to launch the Care & Well-Being Fund this week, a £12 million partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support and Social Finance.

News | 16 November 2015

The Care and Wellbeing Fund announces today that it has launched with £12 million of investment from Big Society Capital and Macmillan Cancer Support. 

News | 30 September 2015

Social Finance announced today that it has successfully raised £1.1 million to support the expansion of Shared Lives schemes across the UK.

News | 27 August 2015

The Government is at risk of failing to meet its target to halve the disability employment gap unless charities and social enterprises are given an even playing field to deliver public service contracts, says a new report launched today.

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Blog | 31 July 2015

Last month saw an important milestone for Big Society Capital: the first investment redemption from our portfolio. Scope, the disability charity, repaid the £875,000 investment we made via Investing for Good, the social finance intermediary who arranged and underwrote the transaction.  

News | 29 July 2015

Big Society Capital has announced its first investment to be successfully repaid since it was established in 2012.

News | 16 July 2015

Bridges Ventures ('Bridges') and Impact Ventures UK (‘IVUK’) have announced they are backing Unforgettable.org (‘Unforgettable’), a pioneering website and e- commerce platform to support those living with dementia and their carers- informed by the founder’s own personal experience.

News | 15 July 2015

Worcestershire County Council and Worcestershire’s three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have awarded the country’s first Social Impact Bond to help 3000 older people overcome loneliness in the county - to Reconnections Ltd.

Blog | 24 June 2015

In 2014 Golden Lane Housing (GLH) faced a challenge.  It was a problem faced by many voluntary organisations and social enterprises and it was this: how to get capital to expand and develop the business.

Blog | 15 May 2015

Mental illness is the largest single cause of disability in the UK. Almost one in four adults in the UK and one in 10 young people have a mental health problem, and nine out of ten people experience stigma and discrimination. The stigma associated with mental illness can often mean that many people hide their condition and do not seek appropriate support. 

Blog | 12 May 2015

Like all the best ideas, it’s very simple. The majority of people who need mental health services don’t currently access them – whether because of logistics, worry about asking for help, or not knowing what’s available. Lots of people use the internet. So let’s offer them safe and effective mental health support online.

Blog | 15 April 2015

Oomph! exists to transform the quality of life of older adults.  We train and support staff in care settings to deliver exercise and meaningful activities that increase physical mobility, improve social interaction and enhance mental stimulation of older adults, particularly those with dementia.   

News | 9 April 2015

A £9m social investment loan fund is now open for business and actively seeking applications from social enterprises in the North East of England. 

News | 16 February 2015

Threadneedle Investments’ flagship social bond fund has reached over US $100m (£67m)[1][2] in assets under management as it celebrates its first anniversary.