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Blog | 1 March 2016

At Big Society Capital, we are seeing increasing interest in the use of social investment to pump prime public service reform. There are wide areas of government services which could benefit from being commissioned partially or fully on the basis of outcomes.

Blog | 29 February 2016

A core part of Big Society Capital’s role as an investor is to source and develop new investment proposals, as well as assessing applications we receive. We actively seek partners to co-design solutions which address specific social issues and fill gaps where social investment could have a role to play.  

Events | 25 February 2016
Location: London Stock Exchange, 10 Paternoster Sq, London EC4M 7LS
We supported social investor Allia with a workshop for advisers on retail charity bonds.
Blog | 25 February 2016

Building on the interest generated in its inaugural year, today we are launching the 2016 Business Impact Challenge.

Events | 25 February 2016
Location: Cobalt Square, 83 Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 8QG
We are supporting a workshop hosted by NCVO on raising money from individuals.
News | 25 February 2016

Big Society Capital launches its second Business Impact Challenge

Research | 24 February 2016
Events | 24 February 2016
Location: The Teacher Building - 14 St Enoch Square. Glasgow. G1 4DB GB
Together with Social Investment Scotland, we are hosting a workshop for investees to learn about the opportunities of social investment tax relief (SITR). 
Blog | 24 February 2016

How does the money allocated from ordinary people’s “lost bank accounts” end up being used to deliver public benefit by charities and social enterprises?

Events | 23 February 2016
Location: The Hub - Castlehill Edinburgh EH1 2NE GB 
Together with Social Investment Scotland, we are hosting a workshop on social investment tax relief (SITR) for professionals. 
Events | 11 February 2016
This is a jointly organised evening by Finance Matters and Big Society Capital, to provide a full overview on working in the UK social investment market, as well as future opportunities in the space. 
Blog | 8 February 2016

Many charities with a large national presence such as Age UK and YMCA operate in a “federated” structure (with an umbrella or national charity and a number of local independent charities run with a common identity).

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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
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.

Blog | 28 January 2016
Blog | 22 January 2016

Over the last year or so, I have met many financial advisers, wealth managers and bankers who are becoming increasingly interested in the growing area of social impact investment.

Blog | 22 January 2016

In November, Simon and I published "Helping community energy get back in the driving seat" outlining how Big Society Capital has seen social impact created by community energy schemes and how social investors could support this.

Research | 21 January 2016
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 | 12 January 2016

Big Issue Invest, a pioneering social investor and part of The Big Issue Group, today announced that it had recently closed a first tranche of fundraising commitments of over £21 million into its Big Issue Invest Social Enterprise Investment Fund II (SEIF II). Following on from the success of Big Issue Invest’s first investment fund (SEIF I), which is now fully committed, SEIF II is seeking opportunities to invest in businesses with ambitious social impact goals whilst aiming to deliver robust financial returns to investors.

Blog | 12 January 2016

Today Big Issue Invest announced it had raised over £21 million into its Social Enterprise Investment Fund II (SEIF II) in its first round of fundraising commitments.

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.