Uniting capital, expertise and ideas for better lives

A community nursery in Hull, Child Dynamix, received investment from Social and Sustainable Capital

Ten years of Big Society Capital

It's ten years since the launch of Big Society Capital in 2012 and to mark the occasion we are celebrating the progress that has been made in social impact investment. Explore how far social impact investment has come in the last decade and the opportunity for growth.

Building an investment ecosystem

All across the UK, people face enormous social challenges that affect them daily. Social impact investment can make a real difference, helping enterprises tackle these challenges at scale, improving people’s lives.

Our impact

We aim to build a thriving investment ecosystem, connecting capital with social enterprises, charities and social purpose organisations. Together with partners, we have helped drive significant growth in key areas of the social impact investment market.

  • £7.9bn

    size of the UK social impact investment market

  • 10x

    the growth of social impact investment over the past ten years

  • 7,000

    the total number of transactions in social impact investment

Partner with us

We work with expert partners, uniting ideas, capital and expertise to create a better, sustainable future.

  • For social enterprises and charities

    Social impact investment can sometimes be confusing and difficult to navigate. Find out whether repayable finance is right for your organisation and how to get started.

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  • For investors

    There are many ways that different types of investors can have a significant impact. Trusts, foundations, individuals and mainstream investors can all help to improve the lives of people while also achieving a financial return.

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  • For fund managers

    We invest through fund managers and support them to measure and manage social impact after an investment is made. We can help develop strong, sustainable business models.

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