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News | 15 December 2014

A new £15 million challenge prize has today been launched to catalyse private sector demand for social investment in the UK. The Business Impact Challenge, launched by social investment bank Big Social Capital, is looking for the best idea for a high-impact investment that generates strong business and social value in the UK.

News | 14 December 2014

The Real Lettings Property Fund, the largest impact investment fund in the UK, now stands at more than £46m after two high profile investors decided to significantly increase their initial commitments.

News | 3 December 2014

The Chancellor of the Exchequer today announced in the Autumn Statement that the Government is proposing to increase the investment limit of Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) to £5 million and extend its scope by consulting on the introduction of Social Venture Capital Trusts.

News | 26 November 2014

Cheyne Capital Management (UK) LLP (“Cheyne Capital”), one of Europe’s leading alternative investment managers, has launched the Cheyne Social Property Impact Fund (“the Fund”) to help tackle the chronic shortage of housing solutions for disadvantaged groups in the UK.

News | 26 November 2014

The Community Investment Coalition (CIC) has welcomed a new report from Coventry University and Newcastle University that analyses the data released through the new bank lending data disclosure framework for the first time.  The research was commissioned by Big Society Capital, Citi, Community Investment Coalition (CIC) and Unity Trust Bank.

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 | 11 November 2014

Charities and social enterprises are set to benefit from an innovative new £30 million fund launched today, which paves the way to attract game-changing levels of commercial finance to grow the sector.

News | 24 October 2014

Social investment could play a leading role in alleviating the crisis faced in social care for older people, but urgent action is needed to make this happen, says a new report released today by Age UK and Big Society Capital.

News | 14 October 2014

Commonweal Housing has today received a £1.1 million investment from Big Society Capital to finance a housing project for destitute families and children in South London.

News | 25 September 2014

Nick O’Donohoe, Chief Executive Officer of Big Society Capital, committed to launching a new corporate Challenge Prize on Wednesday 24 September, at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York.

News | 25 September 2014

This letter is submitted jointly by the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA) and Big Society Capital (BSC). It not only complements our respective submissions to the consultation, but demonstrates the increasing cooperation between the social and venture capital investment communities, facilitated by both our organisations. 

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.

News | 15 September 2014

A group of leading experts in social investment from the UK have today set out their vision for the next stages of development of the social impact investment market in the UK. The report 'Building a social impact investment market: The UK experience' is part of the culmination of a year's work, following the launch of the Social Impact Investment Taskforce under the UK's presidency of the G8 in 2013.

News | 3 September 2014

High net worth individuals face missing out on the benefits of the new Social Investment Tax Relief because their advisers do not know enough about it, a poll commissioned by Big Society Capital has found.

News | 15 July 2014

Big Society Capital has appointed Anne Wade, formerly Director of Capital International, to join its Board. 

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.

News | 19 May 2014

Big Society Capital has appointed the former Founding Director of the Northern Rock Foundation, Fiona Ellis, to join its Board. 

News | 1 May 2014

Big Society Capital, the world's first social investment bank, today published its 2013 annual report, outlining performance to date and setting out a new three-year strategy.

News | 29 April 2014

Institutional investors will be a key source of risk capital and long-term finance for the UK social investment market as it continues to grow, according to a new report published today.

News | 19 April 2014

Local Partnerships launches Technology Spin-out Fund to support public sector spin-outs

A new £6 million initiative announced today will enable public sector spin-outs access to loans of between £250 thousand and £1 million for investment in technology to improve services in health and social care.   

News | 8 April 2014

Scotland’s leading funder for the third sector, Social Investment Scotland, has secured a £16M in principle matched investment commitment from Big Society Capital and the Scottish Government to create a Social Growth Fund for Scotland.

News | 1 April 2014

Big Society Capital has made its largest ever single investment – up to £14.5m of ordinary shares in Charity Bank in three successive tranches between 2014 and 2016. The first tranche of £4.5m has been invested following receipt of all requisite regulatory and shareholder approvals.

News | 27 March 2014

Responding to the publication of the Finance Bill 2013-14, which included the final details for the Social Investment Tax Relief.

News | 19 March 2014

Big Society Capital, the world's first social investment bank, today welcomes the commitment made by the Chancellor, the Rt Hon George Osborne MP, in his Budget to set the rate of social investment tax rate relief at 30%.

News | 26 February 2014

Charities and social enterprises will be able to apply for loans and investments of up to £1 million from a fund launched today by Social and Sustainable Capital, which is jointly financed by the Social Investment Business and Big Society Capital.