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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
News | 22 September 2016

A new £5.5m fund, offering grant and unsecured loan finance to social enterprises has launched today across the North of England and the Midlands.

News | 20 September 2016

Charity trustees and social enterprise non-executive directors will be able to get free information and support as part of a new campaign to help boards understand the opportunities and risks of social investment. 

News | 15 September 2016

Big Society Capital, the UK’s premier social investment institution, invests in Mustard Seed’s pioneering approach to impact venture. 

News | 2 August 2016

Nearly 80% of people surveyed from across the sector have a good understanding of social investment, with 57% of respondents rating Big Society Capital’s overall performance as positive compared to 32% two years ago

News | 21 July 2016

The Growth Fund is designed to increase the availability of small affordable unsecured loans for charities and social enterprises. 

News | 21 July 2016

New fund to support health and social care charities and social enterprises in the South West now open.

News | 13 July 2016

The Government will fail to create a level playing field in the competition between bidders for the Work and Health programme, according to new research published by the independent think tank Reform. 

News | 4 July 2016

Charities and social enterprises have received £3.4m in two years thanks to Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) recently introduced by the Treasury, according to research conducted by think tank NPC for Big Society Capital. 

News | 22 June 2016

Big Society Capital today announced the appointment of Kieron Boyle to its Board.

News | 14 June 2016

ClearlySo, Europe’s leading impact investment bank, announced today that Octopus has taken a 12.3% stake in the company as part of a £1.25 million growth funding round.

Octopus, a fast-growing UK fund management company and the largest provider of venture capital trusts (VCTs) in the UK, will become the largest single institutional investor in the firm and Octopus Co-Founder Chris Hulatt will join the ClearlySo board as a non-executive director.

News | 18 May 2016

New report reveals hundreds of charities and social enterprises are using social investment to address some of UK’s toughest issues – homelessness, youth unemployment and the social care crisis. 

News | 7 April 2016

Big Society Capital has today launched an independent stakeholder survey to gather views on its progress to-date, as well as ideas for its future priorities.

News | 4 April 2016

AXA IM today announces that it has been appointed to manage Big Society Capital’s treasury portfolio in line with their transformative social impact ambition.

News | 2 March 2016

The Big Society Trust today announced the appointment of Stephen Howard, Chief Executive of Business in the Community, as Director to represent the Business Sector.

News | 25 February 2016

Big Society Capital launches its second Business Impact Challenge

News | 1 February 2016

Social impact investment company Resonance and homelessness charity St Mungo’s have launched the National Homelessness Property Fund (NHPF).

News | 19 January 2016

Funding Affordable Homes (FAH), a social impact company which enables long-term socially responsible private investment into the affordable housing sector, has today announced that it has received an investment of £15 million from Big Society Capital.