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.
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.
size of the UK social impact investment market
the growth of social impact investment over the past nine years
the total number of transactions in social impact investment
Latest social impact investment news and insights
“Do you trade financial returns for social impact?” – Three common social property questions answered at UK REiiF
How social investment impacts an organisation: Improving their financial resilience and growing their social impact
What role have CDFIs played during the pandemic? Impact evidence from the Community Investment Enterprise Facility
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more