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Blog | 25 January 2017

What do we mean when we talk about volunteering?

Blog | 14 June 2016

Charities are often reluctant to take on loan finance, preferring instead to rely on grants from trusts or individuals.

Blog | 30 May 2016

What is the gritty reality of social investment? If I were being cruel I would start by misquoting a saying most frequently credited to the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius “Life is really simple, but lawyers insist on making it complicated. 

Blog | 16 May 2016

“Are you investment ready?” You’ve probably heard this question a lot if you’ve explored social investment. You might also still be wondering what it means. Thankfully, help is at hand…

Research | 24 September 2015

A joint paper between Big Society Capital and Social Market Foundation on the opportunity for the UK to create new ‘social pension’ funds.

News | 18 September 2015

Pure Leapfrog and Big Society Capital have entered into an agreement under which Big Society Capital will lend £15 million to Leapfrog Bridge Finance Ltd, to fund large-scale community energy projects across the UK.

Blog | 16 February 2015

The general election is approaching. As campaigning intensifies, attention is shifting back to local constituencies. For social investment to maintain its support, it needs to be able to show how it is making an impact on the ground in constituencies across the country. And it needs key decision-makers, like MPs, to know how and where it is making a difference. New data we’ve obtained suggests that there are already 70 different constituencies across the country benefitting as a result of our social investments - so there’s a story to be told.

News | 12 November 2014

Spacehive, the world’s first civic crowdfunding platform, has today announced the completion of a £1.3m funding round led by a mix of institutional investors and angels.

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.

Blog | 15 September 2014

Today sees the publication of 'Impact Investment: The Invisible Heart of Markets', produced by the Social Impact Investment Taskforce established under the UK's presidency of the G8.  

News | 19 June 2014

The Community Shares Underwriting Fund (CSUF), created and managed by social investment experts Resonance, has today received a £1 million investment from Big Society Capital.