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News | 3 March 2017

The Government has announced today that up to £2 billion of unclaimed assets currently lying dormant could transform charity and voluntary sector funding in the future. The comments follow the publication of the final report of the Independent Dormant Assets Commission, set up in December 2015.

News | 16 February 2017

Nearly three-quarters of people want to know where their pension pot is invested, yet two in five Defined Contribution (DC) pension savers admit they know little or nothing about it. That’s according to a new report, Pensions with Purpose, commissioned by Big Society Capital and researched by ComRes.

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

News | 7 December 2016

Three of the fastest growing crowdfunding platforms in the UK will partner with Big Society Capital as part of a unique £10 million Crowd Match Fund to allow the public to invest directly in charities and social enterprises. 

News | 23 November 2016

The increase in the amount that younger charities and social enterprises can raise through Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) to £1.5 million, announced in the Autumn Statement, is encouraging says Big Society Capital.

News | 17 November 2016

Big Society Capital, the UK’s premier social investment institution, invests in Social Finance, a leading social investment intermediary.

News | 25 October 2016

Our CEO, Cliff Prior, recently spoke to The Spectator on how social investment market is impacting the UK economy. 

News | 13 October 2016

First Ark has announced the launch of its first Social Investment Fund for the North West aimed at offering finance to early stage and growing social businesses.

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
News | 22 September 2016

A new £5.5m fund, offering grant and unsecured loan finance to social enterprises has launched today across the North of England and the Midlands.

News | 20 September 2016

Charity trustees and social enterprise non-executive directors will be able to get free information and support as part of a new campaign to help boards understand the opportunities and risks of social investment. 

News | 15 September 2016

Big Society Capital, the UK’s premier social investment institution, invests in Mustard Seed’s pioneering approach to impact venture. 

News | 2 August 2016

Nearly 80% of people surveyed from across the sector have a good understanding of social investment, with 57% of respondents rating Big Society Capital’s overall performance as positive compared to 32% two years ago

News | 21 July 2016

The Growth Fund is designed to increase the availability of small affordable unsecured loans for charities and social enterprises. 

News | 21 July 2016

New fund to support health and social care charities and social enterprises in the South West now open.

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. 

News | 4 July 2016

Charities and social enterprises have received £3.4m in two years thanks to Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) recently introduced by the Treasury, according to research conducted by think tank NPC for Big Society Capital. 

News | 22 June 2016

Big Society Capital today announced the appointment of Kieron Boyle to its Board.

News | 14 June 2016

ClearlySo, Europe’s leading impact investment bank, announced today that Octopus has taken a 12.3% stake in the company as part of a £1.25 million growth funding round.

Octopus, a fast-growing UK fund management company and the largest provider of venture capital trusts (VCTs) in the UK, will become the largest single institutional investor in the firm and Octopus Co-Founder Chris Hulatt will join the ClearlySo board as a non-executive director.

News | 18 May 2016

New report reveals hundreds of charities and social enterprises are using social investment to address some of UK’s toughest issues – homelessness, youth unemployment and the social care crisis. 

News | 7 April 2016

Big Society Capital has today launched an independent stakeholder survey to gather views on its progress to-date, as well as ideas for its future priorities.

News | 4 April 2016

AXA IM today announces that it has been appointed to manage Big Society Capital’s treasury portfolio in line with their transformative social impact ambition.

News | 2 March 2016

The Big Society Trust today announced the appointment of Stephen Howard, Chief Executive of Business in the Community, as Director to represent the Business Sector.

News | 25 February 2016

Big Society Capital launches its second Business Impact Challenge