Investing for
social impact

West London Zone received investment through an outcomes-based contract to help improve the lives of young people.

Impact report 2023

Our latest impact report highlights the progress we're making on our mission to grow the UK’s social impact investing market and respond to pressing societal issues. 

We share what we are learning at two levels of impact - helping build the social impact investing market, and creating positive impact in people’s lives in the UK.

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Growing the social impact investment market

Our mission is to grow the amount of ​money invested in tackling social issues and inequalities in the UK. We do this by investing ourselves and enabling others to invest for impact too.

Our impact

Since 2011, we have helped the social impact investment market grow eleven-fold to over £9bn. This capital has financed social purpose organisations tackling everything from homelessness to mental health and fuel poverty.

  • £9.4bn

    value of social impact investment market at end of 2022, an 18% increase since 2021

  • 11x

    eleven-fold growth in eleven years, increasing from £830m in 2011

  • 6,000

    the total number of outstanding deals into 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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