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Blog | 4 May 2017

Last year we worked with a group of social crowdfunding platforms to co-develop and launch a match fund for social investment crowdfunding. 

Blog | 5 December 2016

South Bristol Sports Centre is a charity created to serve and provide facilities for the local community. We pride ourselves on being able to provide activities and facilities which cater for a wide range of public need. 

Events | 25 February 2016
Location: London Stock Exchange, 10 Paternoster Sq, London EC4M 7LS
We supported social investor Allia with a workshop for advisers on retail charity bonds.
Blog | 31 July 2015

Last month saw an important milestone for Big Society Capital: the first investment redemption from our portfolio. Scope, the disability charity, repaid the £875,000 investment we made via Investing for Good, the social finance intermediary who arranged and underwrote the transaction.  

News | 29 July 2015

Big Society Capital has announced its first investment to be successfully repaid since it was established in 2012.

Blog | 24 June 2015

In 2014 Golden Lane Housing (GLH) faced a challenge.  It was a problem faced by many voluntary organisations and social enterprises and it was this: how to get capital to expand and develop the business.

Blog | 25 March 2015

Last week, Big Society Capital held a seminar on social investment and social care with members of the Care & Support Alliance. Scope CEO, Richard Hawkes, shares his thoughts on the relevance of social investment in addressing some of the issues around health and social care.

Blog | 6 March 2015

Last month marked the first year anniversary of the Threadneedle UK Social Bond Fund which has reached over US $100m in assets under management. The fund has returned 11.8% gross, delivering on its aim to achieve an annual gross return in line with that of a UK sterling corporate bond index.

News | 16 February 2015

Threadneedle Investments’ flagship social bond fund has reached over US $100m (£67m)[1][2] in assets under management as it celebrates its first anniversary.

News | 25 September 2014

Rathbone Investment Management (‘Rathbones’), a leading provider of discretionary investment services to individuals, charities and trustees, confirms its appointment as manager of the Charity Bond Support Fund (‘The Fund’). The Fund is a £10m investment commitment from Big Society Capital designed to help Charity Bond issuers to raise capital by encouraging both issuers and investors into the Charity Bond market.

Research | 30 July 2014

This paper highlights the exciting developments in the charity bond market and draws out the opportunities to grow this market even further.

Blog | 25 July 2014

Today Big Society Capital is pleased to announce the release of its Social Investment Insights piece 'Growing the Market for Charity Bonds', outlining the development of the charity bond market to-date and highlighting some of the potential future initiatives that could further accelerate charities and social enterprises access to the public debt markets and the attraction of capital at scale into the social investment market.

Blog | 3 June 2014

The first ever issuing platfom that will enable charities to raise medium term debt through bonds listed on the London Stock Exchange was launched yesterday in a partnership between Allia and Canaccord Genuity.

Blog | 5 August 2013

One of Big Society Capital’s key objectives is to increase the flow of capital into the social investment market and in particular to attract greater and more diverse sources of finance into the sector. As part of the market building effort to meet that objective we hope to encourage the launch of social investment products suitable for both retail and institutional investors.