Governance

Big Society Capital exists to make a difference. To help create a fair society by improving the lives of people in the UK, and the lives of generations to come.

  • Big Society Capital’s object is to act as a social investment wholesaler and to promote the development of the social investment marketplace in the UK. It also seeks to achieve and maintain financial sustainability.

    Big Society Capital gets its funds from two streams: English dormant bank account (invested via the Big Society Trust) and four major UK high street banks: Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group and RBS.

    The Big Society Trust acts as the majority shareholder of Big Society Capital to ensure that it remains true to its mission.

    Big Society Capital is an independent financial institution authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

    For further information on Big Society Capital, please refer to our key documents.

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  • Committees

    The Big Society Capital governance structure includes a number of committees which have key roles.

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  • Shareholders

    The Big Society Trust acts as the majority shareholder of Big Society Capital to ensure that it remains true to its mission.

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  • History

    Big Society Capital was launched in April 2012 as a private sector company, independent of Government, with a governance structure involving the Big Society Trust as the guardian of the “mission” of the organisation.

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Big Society Capital Board

The composition of the Big Society Capital Board reflects its purpose and includes directors with financial and/or social sector experience. The Board comprises non-executive directors (including one who is nominated by the shareholding banks) and the CEO of Big Society Capital.