How we work

We work with expert partners to understand people’s needs first. Then, using our knowledge and capital, we collaborate and invest with fund managers who also want to create a better, sustainable future.


Key stats

  • 1,500+

    Number of social enterprises and charities receiving money from Big Society Capital and other investors

  • £735m

    Total amount of signed Big Society Capital investments

  • £1.5bn

    Total amount from other investors alongside us

Focus areas

We work in three areas where our experience has shown us that social impact investment can help create a better, sustainable future.

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    Early action

    We want to tackle social issues at an early stage, either to stop them occurring or to prevent them from worsening.

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    We want to create a more inclusive housing market, providing high quality, safe and affordable homes so people can lead better lives.

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    We want to build partnerships that can help communities develop vibrant, local social economies which reduce poverty and iron out inequality.

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Support and networks

We have a vision where every investment helps improve people's lives. Through our networks and partners, we can provide access to specialist knowledge and support to help social enterprises and charities, fund managers and investors fulfil their aims.