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News | 25 September 2014

Rathbone Investment Management (‘Rathbones’), a leading provider of discretionary investment services to individuals, charities and trustees, confirms its appointment as manager of the Charity Bond Support Fund (‘The Fund’). The Fund is a £10m investment commitment from Big Society Capital designed to help Charity Bond issuers to raise capital by encouraging both issuers and investors into the Charity Bond market.

News | 25 September 2014

This letter is submitted jointly by the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA) and Big Society Capital (BSC). It not only complements our respective submissions to the consultation, but demonstrates the increasing cooperation between the social and venture capital investment communities, facilitated by both our organisations. 

News | 25 September 2014

Nick O’Donohoe, Chief Executive Officer of Big Society Capital, committed to launching a new corporate Challenge Prize on Wednesday 24 September, at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York.

News | 15 September 2014

A group of leading experts in social investment from the UK have today set out their vision for the next stages of development of the social impact investment market in the UK. The report 'Building a social impact investment market: The UK experience' is part of the culmination of a year's work, following the launch of the Social Impact Investment Taskforce under the UK's presidency of the G8 in 2013.

News | 3 September 2014

High net worth individuals face missing out on the benefits of the new Social Investment Tax Relief because their advisers do not know enough about it, a poll commissioned by Big Society Capital has found.

News | 15 July 2014

Big Society Capital has appointed Anne Wade, formerly Director of Capital International, to join its Board. 

News | 19 June 2014

The Community Shares Underwriting Fund (CSUF), created and managed by social investment experts Resonance, has today received a £1 million investment from Big Society Capital.

News | 19 May 2014

Big Society Capital has appointed the former Founding Director of the Northern Rock Foundation, Fiona Ellis, to join its Board. 

News | 1 May 2014

Big Society Capital, the world's first social investment bank, today published its 2013 annual report, outlining performance to date and setting out a new three-year strategy.

News | 29 April 2014

Institutional investors will be a key source of risk capital and long-term finance for the UK social investment market as it continues to grow, according to a new report published today.

News | 19 April 2014

Local Partnerships launches Technology Spin-out Fund to support public sector spin-outs

A new £6 million initiative announced today will enable public sector spin-outs access to loans of between £250 thousand and £1 million for investment in technology to improve services in health and social care.   

News | 8 April 2014

Scotland’s leading funder for the third sector, Social Investment Scotland, has secured a £16M in principle matched investment commitment from Big Society Capital and the Scottish Government to create a Social Growth Fund for Scotland.

News | 1 April 2014

Big Society Capital has made its largest ever single investment – up to £14.5m of ordinary shares in Charity Bank in three successive tranches between 2014 and 2016. The first tranche of £4.5m has been invested following receipt of all requisite regulatory and shareholder approvals.

News | 27 March 2014

Responding to the publication of the Finance Bill 2013-14, which included the final details for the Social Investment Tax Relief.

News | 19 March 2014

Big Society Capital, the world's first social investment bank, today welcomes the commitment made by the Chancellor, the Rt Hon George Osborne MP, in his Budget to set the rate of social investment tax rate relief at 30%.

News | 26 February 2014

Charities and social enterprises will be able to apply for loans and investments of up to £1 million from a fund launched today by Social and Sustainable Capital, which is jointly financed by the Social Investment Business and Big Society Capital.

News | 12 February 2014

The FSE Group has today unveiled The Social Impact Accelerator Loan Scheme (‘SIA’), supported by initial investment from Big Society Capital.  Flexibly structured loans of between £250,000 and £1,000,000 will be provided to regulated social sector organisations to support their expansion strategies.  

News | 11 February 2014

Developing Empowering Resources in Communities (DERiC) and Big Society Capital (BSC), the social investment bank, today announced the launch of an innovative programme to utilise personal care budgets which will greatly improve existing service levels for people with social care needs through community engagement.

News | 30 January 2014

Responding to the Government’s publication of the Social Investment Roadmap today (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/investing-in-social-enterprise-government-publishespolicy-roadmap)

News | 31 December 2013

BSC is run by an Executive Committee which leads the five key areas of the business: investments; impact and operations; strategy and market development; finance; and communications. The Executive Committee has a quarterly Risk Management meeting to review BSC’s Strategic Risk Registers. As part of this meeting, the Executive Committee also identifies its key risks for the next quarter.

News | 19 December 2013

Responding to the announcement by the Ministry of Justice on the bidders who have passed the first stage of the process to become prime contractors for probation services.

News | 9 December 2013

Responding to the publication of the Finance Bill 2014 Draft Legislation,

News | 5 December 2013

Responding to the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s announcement on the Social Investment Tax Relief in today’s Autumn Statement.

News | 31 October 2013

31 October 2013: Big Lottery Fund, Big Society Capital, Citi, The City of London Corporation and Cabinet Office, have today jointly announced the formation of the Social Investment Research Council (the “Council”).

The Council is a coordinated initiative which draws together research commissioners from key organisations in the social investment market.

The aim of the Council is to help advance the UK social investment market through consolidating research efforts to generate powerful and practical insights for the benefit of social sector organisations and investors.

The inaugural 2013-2014 research programme will focus on improving the understanding of social investment market products, and the specific investors needed to finance them.

Over the next six months the Council will call for ideas from researchers and other industry bodies for potential projects to add to the research programme agenda.

News | 24 September 2013

Big Society Capital has hired the former Finance Director of Scope, Geetha Rabindrakumar to create stronger connections between Big Society Capital and charities, social enterprises and community organisations.