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Building-Better
Blog | 11 September 2018

For our “Innovation in Homes” series, Karen Ng, Investment Manager at Big Society Capital, interviewed Trina Chakravarti. Trina is part of the Building Better team at National Housing Federation’s Creating Our Future programme. 

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Blog | 10 September 2018

For our “Innovation in Homes” series, Karen Ng, Investment Manager at Big Society Capital, interviewed Laura Wood. Laura is part of the Adapting with Age team at National Housing Federation’s Creating Our Future programme. 

Events | 7 September 2018

Webinar: Friday 7 September, 10.00am to 11.00am

Events | 6 September 2018

Webinar: Thursday 6 September, 4.00-5.00pm

Events | 5 September 2018

Location: Birmingham or over phone/Skype

Blog | 5 September 2018

For International Day of Charity, charity Child Dynamix talks about the valuable work they do in deprived communities and the role that social investment has played in achieving their vision to see communities where children and young people thrive.

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Blog | 3 September 2018

The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) discusses why India was chosen for this year’s major global gathering of impact investment leaders.

Let's Talk Good Finance
Blog | 31 August 2018

Following on from my earlier blog on lessons from Let’s Talk Good Finance, I wanted to emphasise that there are options. And a great way to help charities and social enterprises navigate those options is Good Finance.

Blog | 30 August 2018

After 32 Let’s Talk Good Finance (LTGF) events, there has been a lot of learning about what social investment is and what it isn’t. Here, we take a look at the highlights from that learning.

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Blog | 29 August 2018

We are pleased to publish the first iteration of our investment strategy which seeks to identify the areas where Big Society Capital’s resources - our time and investment capital - can be most catalytic and help improve people’s lives as they age.

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Blog | 15 August 2018

On her recent trip to New York, our Investment Manager Karen Ng has met up with Ana Stefancic, a Housing First (HS) expert and researcher at Columbia University. Ana shares her experiences from implementing and researching HF for almost two decades.

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Blog | 1 August 2018

This is the second in a series of updates about our work to support underserved small enterprises in disadvantaged areas across the UK through community investment. We set out a five-year vision for community investment which has been developed collectively by the enterprise lending Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs).

Blog | 26 July 2018
In 2016, we produced our first comprehensive estimate of the size and composition of social investment in the UK. Two years on, we’ve updated the central data in this report for the end of 2017 and highlight some emerging trends.
Teens and Toddlers
Blog | 25 July 2018

We launched Big Society Capital’s new strategy a year ago. It included a commitment to focus on using social investment to support early action to prevent problems. In that year, what have we done to make progress in this area?

News | 24 July 2018

More than 800 charities and social enterprises are using social investment from Big Society Capital and its co-investors to address some of the toughest social challenges in the UK.

Blog | 23 July 2018

Far too many children educated outside mainstream schools are failed by the system. Our Head of Strategy Stephen Muers looks at a new report that highlights social investment could be part of the solution

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Blog | 19 July 2018

Big Society Capital launched a range of initiatives earlier this year to support community lenders to reach more underserved small enterprises in disadvantaged areas across the UK – these initiatives included the provision of socially motivated capital, building evidence, and convening stakeholders. This blog is the first in a series of updates on the progress made to date.

 
Blog | 17 July 2018

We often get asked what the differences are between the various tax reliefs available to charities and social enterprises. This is why, together with Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB), we are pleased to publish A Simple Guide to Tax Reliefs. As well as covering the relatively new Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR), it also covers SEIS, EIS, CITR, IFISAs and Gift Aid. 

The Young Foundation
Blog | 3 July 2018

In the third article of our “Innovation in Homes” series, Karen Ng, Investment Manager at Big Society Capital, has asked entrepreneurs from The Young Foundation’s Reimagining Rent programme to share their learnings from building ventures to improve the Private Rented Sector (PRS). If you are interested about innovations within PRS, you can also read Karen's previous interview with Nationwide Foundation here.

Events | 26 June 2018

Location: Birmingham or over phone/Skype

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Blog | 25 June 2018

James Burrows, Investment Director at Big Society Capital, gives an overview of how we are approaching our work in supporting communities across the UK, seeking to learn from the work of others over many years. This is the first in a series of posts seeking to share lessons and insights from our own work in this area as well as others – partners and colleagues. For more on what we are up to in this strand of our work please see our website, with more updates to come.

SITR market sizing
Blog | 21 June 2018

Tax reliefs are a vital government initiative to encourage investment into smaller companies that can deliver innovation and choice into our economy.

Whilst the latest HMRC statistics are underwhelming, we see great potential for SITR as an enabler to grow social enterprises and charities.

Events | 20 June 2018

Location: The Old Rectory, The Broadway, Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland, DH4 4BB

FareShare South West
Blog | 20 June 2018

For Small Charity Week we’re celebrating the contribution that small charities make to all our lives. 97% charities have income less than £1m and an important focus of our work is on how social investment can be a useful tool for them.

Events | 19 June 2018

Location: London, Big Society Capital

Time: 12.30-4.00pm