Uniting capital, expertise and ideas for better lives

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

Building an investment ecosystem

Explore our latest work to help​ build an investment ecosystem that supports enterprises to improve people’s lives.

Save Social Investment Tax Relief

SITR will be retired in April 2021 unless action is taken in the upcoming budget, 3 March 2021, to extend it. We need to ensure that vital patient and affordable capital can continue to be unlocked for social enterprises, charities and community businesses.

Tell the Chancellor that you want him to save SITR by signing our e-letter.


Our impact

We improve the lives of people in the UK through investment with a sustainable return. Since 2012, we've made more than 90 investments into fund managers and social banks, who in turn make money available to social enterprises and charities to create impact.

  • 1,200+

    Number of social enterprises and charities with investment from Big Society Capital

  • £2.1bn

    Total amount of investment available to social enterprises and charities

  • £1.4bn

    Total amount of signed capital from other investors alongside us

Our response to COVID-19

We and our partners are responding at speed to help social enterprises and charities affected financially by the Coronavirus pandemic. Check out our social investor COVID-19 information hub for an update on our three priority areas.

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    Sharing information

    We have been gathering information and sharing a weekly blog to help support our partners, investees and fund managers.

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    We have now provided over 500 organisations across our portfolio with adjustments to give them additional cashflow flexibility.

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    New funding

    We are working with government and other lenders to create larger, flexible solutions matched to social sector need.

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Our focus areas

We work with partners to address a range of social issues. Here are some examples of what we're currently working on.

  • 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, helping to improve the lives of people while also achieving a financial return.

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  • For fund managers

    After an investment is made, we support fund managers to measure and manage social impact and financial performance, and help them to develop strong, sustainable business models.

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