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Housing for Vulnerable Women Big Society Capital
Blog | 12 December 2018

Over the past six months we have spoken to over 60 women's sector organisations to better understand the housing needs of vulnerable women. 

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Research | 7 November 2018

Big Society Capital’s purpose is to improve the lives of people in the UK by connecting social investment to charities and social enterprises. Housing is an area of strategic focus for us, with the goal of creating a fairer housing market where people, particularly vulnerable people, are able to live in secure and affordable homes and communities.

Events | 1 November 2018

Location: The Passage, St Vincents Centre, Carlisle Place, London SW1P 1NL

Time: 9.30am-12.30pm

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Blog | 18 September 2018

For our “Innovation in Homes” series, Karen Ng, Investment Manager at Big Society Capital, interviewed Will McLoughlin. Will is part of the People Powered team at National Housing Federation’s Creating Our Future programme. 

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Blog | 17 September 2018

For our “Innovation in Homes” series, Karen Ng, Investment Manager at Big Society Capital, interviewed Jack Weaver. Jack is part of the Transforming Tenure team at National Housing Federation’s Creating Our Future programme.

Building-Better
Blog | 11 September 2018

For our “Innovation in Homes” series, Karen Ng, Investment Manager at Big Society Capital, interviewed Trina Chakravarti. Trina is part of the Building Better team at National Housing Federation’s Creating Our Future programme. 

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Blog | 10 September 2018

For our “Innovation in Homes” series, Karen Ng, Investment Manager at Big Society Capital, interviewed Laura Wood. Laura is part of the Adapting with Age team at National Housing Federation’s Creating Our Future programme. 

homeless
Blog | 15 August 2018

On her recent trip to New York, our Investment Manager Karen Ng has met up with Ana Stefancic, a Housing First (HS) expert and researcher at Columbia University. Ana shares her experiences from implementing and researching HF for almost two decades.

The Young Foundation
Blog | 3 July 2018

In the third article of our “Innovation in Homes” series, Karen Ng, Investment Manager at Big Society Capital, has asked entrepreneurs from The Young Foundation’s Reimagining Rent programme to share their learnings from building ventures to improve the Private Rented Sector (PRS). If you are interested about innovations within PRS, you can also read Karen's previous interview with Nationwide Foundation here.

Blog | 9 May 2018

Big Society Capital is actively looking for partners to co-develop investment solutions to provide homes for people in need. My interview with Bridget Young (Programme Manager at the Nationwide Foundation) is the second blog in the “Innovation in Homes” series, where I will be highlighting innovative initiatives and partnerships that we have come across. Read my previous interview with London Ventures here.

Blog | 5 March 2018

Big Society Capital is actively looking for partners to co-develop investment solutions to provide homes for people in need. Our interview with Thomas Man (Head of Capital Ambition at London Councils) kicks off the “Innovation in Homes” blog series, where we will be highlighting innovative initiatives and partnerships that we have come across.

Blog | 20 June 2017

As Homeless Link become the fifth and latest Growth Fund to launch, we consider how the provision of small scale finance has changed since the Growth Fund’s launch in 2015. 

News | 13 December 2016

Big Society Capital has today launched a £15m investment facility for social investors to fund large-scale community-led housing projects

Southmead Development Trust
Blog | 13 December 2016

The UK housing crisis topped the agenda at this year’s Autumn Statement and it isn’t looking like it’s moving from that position any time soon. 

Events | 13 October 2016
Location: Conference Aston, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET
Events | 5 October 2016
Location: thestudio, riverside west, whitehall road, leeds, LS1 4AW
Blog | 5 October 2016

This year marks 15 years since I started work in the voluntary and community sector.

News | 5 October 2016
  • Big Society Capital releases second tranche of its £14.5 million investment commitment, enabling Charity Bank to support many more good causes
  • New loan approvals of £55.8m in the first nine months of 2016; more than in the whole of any previous year
  • Social sector loan demand remains strong since the EU Referendum
Events | 28 September 2016
Location: Arlingtom Conference Centre, 220 Arlington Road, London, NW1 7HE
Blog | 13 September 2016

Competitive tendering has not been kind to the local, specialist domestic abuse charities that make up the majority of the Women's Aid Federation. 

Blog | 23 August 2016

Coming from Quaker Social Action’s creaking and “characterful” offices in Tower Hamlets, my director and I were a little out of our comfort zone.

Events | 5 July 2016
Location: Jurys Inn Hotel, Hinckley
Events | 18 May 2016
Location: 220 Arlington Road, Camden, London, NW1 7HE
Commonweal
Blog | 5 February 2016

Big Society Capital has recently made two new investments into housing projects to address the growing need for homes that people can afford: