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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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 21 July 2016

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

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 | 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 | 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 | 1 February 2016

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

News | 12 January 2016

Big Issue Invest, a pioneering social investor and part of The Big Issue Group, today announced that it had recently closed a first tranche of fundraising commitments of over £21 million into its Big Issue Invest Social Enterprise Investment Fund II (SEIF II). Following on from the success of Big Issue Invest’s first investment fund (SEIF I), which is now fully committed, SEIF II is seeking opportunities to invest in businesses with ambitious social impact goals whilst aiming to deliver robust financial returns to investors.

News | 24 December 2015

Big Society Capital today announced the appointment of Sarah Smart to its Board.

News | 15 December 2015

Numbers for Good today announced it has raised £250,000 investment from Big Society Capital, the social investment wholesaler.

News | 7 December 2015

Big Society Capital requests proposals for Crowd Match Fund Big Society Capital today released a Request for Proposals from crowdfunding and alternative finance platforms for the Crowd Match Fund.

News | 30 November 2015

Interserve, Catch22 and Clubfinance partnership wins Business Impact Challenge Big Society Capital today announced a partnership between public service provider Interserve, social business Catch22 and social finance experts Clubfinance has won the Business Impact Challenge.

News | 29 November 2015

Roundtable on growth drivers for social investment hosted by Big Society Capital and organised by Intelligent Partnership.

News | 12 November 2015

Big Society Capital has today announced that Cliff Prior will be its new Chief Executive Officer. Cliff joins following a career spanning the charity, social enterprise and community sectors.

News | 4 November 2015

 Big Society Capital today published the steps it will take to make both its own operations and the wider social investment market more transparent.

News | 20 October 2015

Charities and social enterprises can now access a free package of support to help them raise money using social investment tax relief.

News | 30 September 2015

Social Finance announced today that it has successfully raised £1.1 million to support the expansion of Shared Lives schemes across the UK.

News | 18 September 2015

Pure Leapfrog and Big Society Capital have entered into an agreement under which Big Society Capital will lend £15 million to Leapfrog Bridge Finance Ltd, to fund large-scale community energy projects across the UK.