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.
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.
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.
Bridges Ventures ('Bridges') and Impact Ventures UK (‘IVUK’) have announced they are backing Unforgettable.org (‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.