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News | 16 July 2015

Bridges Ventures ('Bridges') and Impact Ventures UK (‘IVUK’) have announced they are backing (‘Unforgettable’), a pioneering website and e- commerce platform to support those living with dementia and their carers- informed by the founder’s own personal experience.

News | 15 July 2015

Worcestershire County Council and Worcestershire’s three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have awarded the country’s first Social Impact Bond to help 3000 older people overcome loneliness in the county - to Reconnections Ltd.

News | 23 June 2015

Big Society Capital today launched an open conversation on transparency, first announced by CEO Nick O’Donohoe at the organisation’s annual event in May. 

News | 18 June 2015

Big Society Capital today announced the Business Impact Challenge shortlist, with five innovative partnerships between corporates and charities or social enterprises selected.

News | 9 June 2015

The Big Society Trust today announced the appointment of Robin Budenberg as its new financial sector representative on the Board. The Big Society Trust ensures that Big Society Capital remains true to its social mission.

News | 5 June 2015

New data published today reveals the financial performance of more than 400 closed investment deals in the UK social investment market. 

News | 29 May 2015

Today, Big Society Capital’s Chief Executive Nick O’Donohoe has announced his intention to pass the leadership of the organisation to a successor by the end of the year.

News | 29 May 2015

Today, Big Society Capital’s Chief Executive Nick O’Donohoe has announced his intention to pass the leadership of the organisation to a successor by the end of the year.

News | 19 May 2015

Big Society Capital today published its 2014 Annual Report, outlining performance to-date, and its first ever Social Impact Report.

News | 24 April 2015

Big Society Capital has hired former Chief Executive of Social Enterprise West Midlands (SEWM) CIC, Melanie Mills, to build relationships with social enterprises, charities and community organisations across the UK regions. 

News | 9 April 2015

A £9m social investment loan fund is now open for business and actively seeking applications from social enterprises in the North East of England. 

News | 27 March 2015

Local charities in Ipswich came together yesterday at Community Action Suffolk to find out about new sources of funding for charities and social enterprises. 

News | 18 March 2015

Access: The Foundation for Social Investment (“Access”) was formally launched today at an event at South Oxfordshire Food and Education Academy (SOFEA) in Didcot. Its mission is to fill gaps in the emerging social investment market, which have prevented some voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises from accessing finance to help them become more sustainable.

News | 17 March 2015

Local charities came together last week at Voluntary Action LeicesterShire to find out about new sources of funding for charities and social enterprises. 

News | 20 February 2015

Exeter charities came together this week to discover how social investment is an alternative source of funding for community projects.

News | 16 February 2015

Threadneedle Investments’ flagship social bond fund has reached over US $100m (£67m)[1][2] in assets under management as it celebrates its first anniversary.

News | 11 February 2015

Housing specialist, My Space, will considerably increase its services and support for vulnerable adults as it implements an action plan for substantial growth over the next three years.

News | 6 February 2015

The corporate finance team at Triodos Bank is pleased to announce that the first ever social impact bonds to benefit from Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) have been issued.    

News | 30 January 2015

Responding to the Government’s publication of the Social Investment Roadmap today (

News | 28 January 2015

Health Minister Jim Wells today launched the ‘Creative Local Action Response & Engagement (CLARE Project) in Belfast.  

News | 7 January 2015

A company that helps marginalised young people into work is the latest to benefit from the FSE Social Impact Accelerator (SIA), a loan scheme assisting social enterprises that are looking to grow.

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

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.