Welcome

Social Impact Report

A message from Cliff Prior

Welcome to Big Society Capital’s Impact Report. Everything we do as the UK’s wholesale social investor is to improve people’s lives and achieve social impact. This report looks back at the impact which we and our partners have achieved since our inception, the successes and the challenges, and what we have learned for the future

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Impact on people

There are lots of charities and social enterprises working hard to deal with some of the most challenging issues in the UK – such as youth unemployment, financial exclusion and homelessness

Impact on organisations

Repayable finance can help organisations to scale, become sustainable, build capacity and test new ideas

Impact on the market

Social investment has changed significantly since 2012, with more products available from a diverse range of social fund managers

Our impact approach

Our social impact priority is to use repayable finance to support vulnerable and disadvantaged people across the UK