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News | 17 July 2019

Over 30,000 social enterprises and charities could benefit from Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR), suggesting vast untapped potential, according to research undertaken by Big Society Capital, and backed by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Action Homeless CEO Mark Grant writes why SITR could be a game-changer
Blog | 11 June 2019

Action Homeless CEO Mark Grant writes why he believes simplifying Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) could be a game-changer that would allow them to raise flexible, patient and risk-tolerant capital, which they could use to provide more affordable housing to people affected by homelessness.

Events | 14 March 2019

Free 1:1 SITR Surgeries for charities and social enterprises on 14 March

Location: either in Birmingham or by phone/Zoom

Events | 22 January 2019

Free 1:1 SITR Surgeries for charities and social enterprises on 22 January.

Location: either in Birmingham or by phone/Zoom

Events | 13 December 2018

London or over phone/Skype

UK Youth
Blog | 14 November 2018

For Trustees Week, Rebecca McCartney, Investment Director at Big Society Capital and trustee at UK Youth, shares her top tips for finding a trustee role, where to search and advice on applying to be one.

Events | 14 November 2018

Birmingham or over phone/Skype

Events | 7 November 2018

Location: London

Events | 17 October 2018

Webinar: 9.30-11.30am

Jericho celebrates SITR deal
Blog | 18 September 2018

Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) was recently ranked 4th out of 46 in a Europe-wide study on the effectiveness of tax incentives to foster investment into SMEs and start-ups. It is also the only tax relief of all those reviewed that is specifically targetted at charities and social enterprises. So this is definitely something to celebrate!

Events | 7 September 2018

Webinar: Friday 7 September, 10.00am to 11.00am

Events | 6 September 2018

Webinar: Thursday 6 September, 4.00-5.00pm

Events | 5 September 2018

Location: Birmingham or over phone/Skype

Let's Talk Good Finance
Blog | 31 August 2018

Following on from my earlier blog on lessons from Let’s Talk Good Finance, I wanted to emphasise that there are options. And a great way to help charities and social enterprises navigate those options is Good Finance.

Blog | 30 August 2018

After 32 Let’s Talk Good Finance (LTGF) events, there has been a lot of learning about what social investment is and what it isn’t. Here, we take a look at the highlights from that learning.

SITR market sizing
Blog | 21 June 2018

Tax reliefs are a vital government initiative to encourage investment into smaller companies that can deliver innovation and choice into our economy.

Whilst the latest HMRC statistics are underwhelming, we see great potential for SITR as an enabler to grow social enterprises and charities.

FareShare South West
Blog | 20 June 2018

For Small Charity Week we’re celebrating the contribution that small charities make to all our lives. 97% charities have income less than £1m and an important focus of our work is on how social investment can be a useful tool for them.

Raising dough using SITR
Blog | 8 June 2018

As part of our campaign to raise awareness about Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR), we teamed up with social enterprise Breadshare to show just how simple it is. If you don’t know about SITR or not sure how it works, Breadshare’s chief baker explains literally by using his loaf!

News | 7 February 2018

A new £30 million fund for Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs) launched today to meet the needs of small businesses that create positive social impact in their local communities.

Blog | 6 December 2017

As part of Trustees Week in November we held a fringe event at NCVO’s Trustee Conference to mark a year of running GET INFORMED – Social Investment for Boards. We wanted to give people a flavour of the campaign and the support on offer, from online resources to 1:1 mentoring. It was a great session and we’ve shared the lively discussions through a podcast

Blog | 8 September 2017

You may have seen recently, here at Big Society Capital we’ve just hit a milestone - a billion pounds of social investment committed by us and our co-investors and available to the sector.

Blog | 9 August 2017

Big Society Capital’s Impact Report looks back over the last five years at the impact the organisation and its partners have made since 2012. Daniel Brewer reflects on the development of Resonance over this time.

2016 Annual Review Front Cover - Big Society Capital
Blog | 17 July 2017

On 3rd July, we launched our new strategy and the publication of our 2016 Annual Review at an event held at the Impact Hub in Westminster.

Blog | 10 July 2017

Last week we published our Impact Report online to coincide with our fifth anniversary and the launch of our new strategy.

News | 3 July 2017

New strategy reveals plan to continue wide range of social investment funds and support, and put next efforts into three areas where there is best opportunity for social investment to make a difference.