Our response to COVID-19
The current Coronavirus pandemic is not only presenting significant risks to people’s health, but may also threaten the financial sustainability of many social enterprises, charities and the vital services they provide.
If you're a social investor looking for further information on how to tackle the challenges ahead - we have created a page to keep you updated on our plans as we respond to COVID-19.
Independent Review of Big Society Capital
The Big Society Trust has been tasked with commissioning an independent, quadrennial review of each of the four organisations it oversees, including Big Society Capital. The review of Big Society Capital will look at the key achievements and identify strategic issues where it believes further consideration is required for sustained success in delivering the organisation’s published goals.
The poverty premium is a solvable problem. It shouldn’t cost more to be poor.Learn more
We're working with Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity to develop new approaches to help prevent childhood obesity.Learn more
We've been working with local partners to take a joined-up approach to tackling social issues in Bristol.Learn more
We improve the lives of people in the UK through investment with a sustainable return. Since 2012, we've made more than 80 investments into fund managers and social banks, who in turn make money available to social enterprises and charities to create impact.
Number of social enterprises and charities with investment from Big Society Capital
Total amount of investment available to social enterprises and charities
Total amount of signed capital from other investors alongside us
For social enterprises and charitiesGood Finance
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.
For investorsLearn more
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.
For fund managersLearn more
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.