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News | 8 October 2019

Big Society Capital, the UK’s leading social impact investor, and Bristol City Council are today announced as cornerstone investors in City Funds. This is a place-based impact investment fund aiming to address the causes and effects of inequality, whilst also generating a financial return for investors.

News | 24 September 2019

The UK’s leading social impact investor, Big Society Capital, has today announced that James Westhead will be joining its executive team as Head of Engagement.

News | 16 September 2019

A yearlong programme has underlined the fact that robust research practices are crucial in ensuring mental health technology start-ups create products aligned with the real needs of individuals. This approach better enables start-ups to build the evidence they need to secure contracts, grant funding and investment.

News | 17 July 2019

Over 30,000 social enterprises and charities could benefit from Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR), suggesting vast untapped potential, according to research undertaken by Big Society Capital, and backed by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

News | 10 July 2019

The Government’s call for evidence on Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) will close one week from today. With grant funding becoming a scarce resource and the demand for small amounts of patient, unsecured capital growing SITR is more important than ever.

News | 12 June 2019

Big Society Capital has released its latest Annual Review covering the year 2018, revealing £90 million of new commitments were made over the year. Alongside other investors, the organisation has also made £1.7 billion available for social enterprises and charities as they tackle some of the toughest social issues faced by people in the UK.

News | 10 June 2019

Following the release of the Labour Party’s new strategy document, From Paternalism to Participation: Putting civil society at the heart of national renewal, Cliff Prior, CEO of Big Society Capital, sets out the work currently being undertaken in the more deprived areas of the UK.

News | 3 June 2019

Sarah Gordon has been appointed as the first CEO of The Impact Investing Institute. The organisation aims to make it easier for people to invest their money to benefit communities and society. 

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.