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News | 13 December 2016

Big Society Capital has today launched a £15m investment facility for social investors to fund large-scale community-led housing projects

Southmead Development Trust
Blog | 13 December 2016

The UK housing crisis topped the agenda at this year’s Autumn Statement and it isn’t looking like it’s moving from that position any time soon. 

Events | 13 October 2016
Location: Conference Aston, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET
Events | 5 October 2016
Location: thestudio, riverside west, whitehall road, leeds, LS1 4AW
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Blog | 5 October 2016

This year marks 15 years since I started work in the voluntary and community sector.

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
Events | 28 September 2016
Location: Arlingtom Conference Centre, 220 Arlington Road, London, NW1 7HE
Blog | 13 September 2016

Competitive tendering has not been kind to the local, specialist domestic abuse charities that make up the majority of the Women's Aid Federation. 

Blog | 23 August 2016

Coming from Quaker Social Action’s creaking and “characterful” offices in Tower Hamlets, my director and I were a little out of our comfort zone.

Events | 5 July 2016
Location: Jurys Inn Hotel, Hinckley
Events | 18 May 2016
Location: 220 Arlington Road, Camden, London, NW1 7HE
Commonweal
Blog | 5 February 2016

Big Society Capital has recently made two new investments into housing projects to address the growing need for homes that people can afford:

News | 1 February 2016

Social impact investment company Resonance and homelessness charity St Mungo’s have launched the National Homelessness Property Fund (NHPF).

Events | 28 January 2016
Location: Big Society Capital's offices, New Fetter Place, 8-10 New Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1AZ
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Blog | 28 January 2016

We often hear that social investment isn’t reaching smaller organisations, particularly in deprived parts of the UK. However the community-led housing sector seems to be an exception.

News | 19 January 2016

Funding Affordable Homes (FAH), a social impact company which enables long-term socially responsible private investment into the affordable housing sector, has today announced that it has received an investment of £15 million from Big Society Capital.

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.

Events | 3 September 2015
Locations: 
London - Big Society Capital’s offices, 8-10 Fetter Lane, New Fetter Place, London EC4A 1AZ 
Birmingham - The Priory Rooms Meeting & Conference Centre, 40 Bull Street, Birmingham, B4 6AF
Commonweal
Blog | 6 May 2015

BBC One recently screened a Panorama documentary called ‘The Great Housing Benefit Scandal’ which highlighted the dire conditions that some social tenants face from living in the private rented sector including severe overcrowding, freezing conditions and harassment. The programme stated that an estimated £3 billion of housing benefit is spent annually on poor quality private rented accommodation and suggested that some landlords are exploiting vulnerable tenants.

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. 

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Blog | 7 April 2015

It was announced this week that the Real Lettings Property Fund (RLPF) has achieved a final close at £56.8 million, with three new investors and a high net worth individual together adding a final £10.3 million.

Blog | 18 March 2015

Continuing our series of guest blogs, Richard Nicol from Midlands Together talks about the difference social investment has made to ex-offenders in the Midlands.

News | 17 March 2015

Local charities came together last week at Voluntary Action LeicesterShire to find out about new sources of funding for charities and social enterprises. 

Commonweal
Blog | 3 March 2015

In this guest blog, Ashley Horsey from Commonweal Housing talks about the positive impact that social investment has had on his company.

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.