We work with fund managers, social banks and other intermediaries to provide investment to social enterprises, charities and social purpose organisations.
Our goal is to support organisations to develop and deliver a broad range of business models that make a positive social impact in key areas of people’s lives, while generating sustainable financial returns. In taking on social impact investment, we expect organisations to either grow their impact or simply become more resilient, so that they can sustain their impact over time.
- 5000+ Number of social enterprises, charities and social purpose organisations using social impact investment – All numbers from Big Society Capital
- 84% Growth in number of organisations using social impact investment since 2017
- 82% Percentage of organisations using social impact investment that are based outside of London
It’s the social enterprises, charities, and social purpose organisations delivering products and services all over the UK that make a positive difference in people’s lives – often for the most vulnerable in society. These organisations are diverse in size, legal forms and business models. Each generates revenues and makes an impact in its own way.
Understanding social impact investment
How much? What kind? From where? Do I need it at all? Social impact investment can often be confusing and difficult to navigate. That’s why key representatives from social enterprises, charity and social impact investment sectors have come together and collaborated to improve access to information.
Enterprise growth and resilience
The fund managers, social banks and other intermediaries we work with support a huge variety of enterprises and charities. We believe that it’s through greater diversity and resilience, as well as the growth of those ready to scale, that these organisations can make a positive impact for people and communities across the UK.
Business models are the ways that organisations generate social impact and revenues. These models are the vital link between the different investment products we help develop and the positive impact that enterprises and charities make for people and communities.