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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.

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.