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News | 14 May 2019

Big Society Capital, together with Access – The Foundation for Social Investment (Access), has launched a new social investment programme called Local Access. This programme will provide a blend of grant and repayable investment worth at least £33m across five places in England.

News | 25 April 2019

The Government has published a call for evidence on Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR), a tax relief for individual investors incentivising investment into social enterprises and charities through a 30% tax relief against the value of any investment.

News | 9 April 2019

Investors’ appetite for impact investing has been estimated at $26 trillion in a new report from the International Finance Corporation (IFC): Creating Impact: The Promise of Impact Investing.

News | 3 April 2019

Big Society Capital today (Wednesday), welcomes the Global Impact Investing Network’s (GIIN) core characteristics of impact investing. The characteristics were released at the Impact Summit Europe, following a consultation period with global leaders on impact investing.

News | 1 April 2019

Big Society Capital has released new guidance on making social impact investments from Donor Advised Funds (DAF), which can be an attractive alternative to establishing a family foundation: Maximising Your Philanthropy: A guide to Social Impact Investment and Donor Advised Funds.

News | 21 November 2018

Big Society Capital, together with the Guy's & St Thomas' Charity and the Food Foundation have today (19th November) released a new report: Healthy Returns: Opportunities for market-based solutions to childhood obesity.

News | 24 July 2018

More than 800 charities and social enterprises are using social investment from Big Society Capital and its co-investors to address some of the toughest social challenges in the UK.

News | 12 April 2018

Big Society Capital and Guy’s & St Thomas Charity are interested to explore enterprise solutions to childhood obesity, and how philanthropy and social investment could help scale socially impactful enterprises in this area. 

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.

News | 11 December 2017

We are looking for a software development team to lead on the build of our new website.

News | 20 September 2017

Housing associations are to begin a major new challenge of developing pioneering ideas to tackle the country’s biggest future social challenges, the National Housing Federation has announced at its Annual Conference today (Wednesday).

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.

News | 11 May 2017

Worthstone, the impact investment hub for financial advisers, has launched the UK’s first social investment training manual and competency mark for financial advisers. 

News | 12 April 2017

Good Finance, a website and collaborative project to help charities and social enterprises navigate social investment, has launched after a year of research and co-design with the sector.

News | 27 March 2017

Bethnal Green Ventures celebrates 5 years of accelerating tech for good with £1.3m investment. 

News | 3 March 2017

The Government has announced today that up to £2 billion of unclaimed assets currently lying dormant could transform charity and voluntary sector funding in the future. The comments follow the publication of the final report of the Independent Dormant Assets Commission, set up in December 2015.

News | 16 February 2017

Nearly three-quarters of people want to know where their pension pot is invested, yet two in five Defined Contribution (DC) pension savers admit they know little or nothing about it. That’s according to a new report, Pensions with Purpose, commissioned by Big Society Capital and researched by ComRes.

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

News | 7 December 2016

Three of the fastest growing crowdfunding platforms in the UK will partner with Big Society Capital as part of a unique £10 million Crowd Match Fund to allow the public to invest directly in charities and social enterprises. 

News | 23 November 2016

The increase in the amount that younger charities and social enterprises can raise through Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) to £1.5 million, announced in the Autumn Statement, is encouraging says Big Society Capital.

News | 17 November 2016

Big Society Capital, the UK’s premier social investment institution, invests in Social Finance, a leading social investment intermediary.

News | 25 October 2016

Our CEO, Cliff Prior, recently spoke to The Spectator on how social investment market is impacting the UK economy. 

News | 13 October 2016

First Ark has announced the launch of its first Social Investment Fund for the North West aimed at offering finance to early stage and growing social businesses.

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