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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.

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 | 16 November 2015

The Care and Wellbeing Fund announces today that it has launched with £12 million of investment from Big Society Capital and Macmillan Cancer Support. 

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 | 20 October 2015

One of the first Social Impact Bonds (SIB) to tackle youth unemployment and generate a return to investors has been delivered by the pioneering London-based youth charity ThinkForward.

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.

News | 27 August 2015

The Government is at risk of failing to meet its target to halve the disability employment gap unless charities and social enterprises are given an even playing field to deliver public service contracts, says a new report launched today.

News | 29 July 2015

Big Society Capital has announced its first investment to be successfully repaid since it was established in 2012.

News | 17 July 2015

One year since the introduction of Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR), Big Society Capital has today launched GET IT to support more charities and social enterprises to understand and make use of the tax break.

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.