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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.

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 | 29 December 2015

Hogan Lovells and Big Society Capital have today launched a report, ‘Going for Gold: How golden shares can help lock in mission for social enterprises’, which outlines how a social enterprise business can preserve its mission as it grows and raises further investment.