Our mission is to help improve people’s lives in the UK. But it’s the social enterprises and charities who ultimately create this impact, with investment and often non-financial support from fund managers, social banks and other intermediaries.
The areas in which these organisations create impact are as broad and diverse as the enterprises themselves. They range from education and employment, to health, housing and income support.
Our impact in 2020 needs to be understood in the context of Covid-19. The pandemic threatened, and continues to threaten, the financial sustainability of many social enterprises, charities and social purpose organisations. For an overview of our partner-led support package, see our dedicated Covid-19 response section.
The following section provides a brief impact update across our three focus areas. It also explains how enterprises, charities and social purpose organisations in these three areas have been affected by the pandemic in different ways.
- 1500+ Social enterprises, charities and social purpose organisations receiving social impact investment from Big Society Capital
- 82% Percentage of organisations using social impact investment based outside of London
- 57% Percentage of social enterprises and charities located in the 40% most deprived areas of the UK