Preventing problems
through early action

We use social investment to tackle problems at an early stage, to either prevent them from occuring in the first instance or from worsening. 

Impact and performance

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invested in charities and social enterprises
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organisations receiving investment
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children accessing nurseries or childcare
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at risk young people whose attendance at school was improved


Vulnerable people in the UK struggle with tough issues that can be prevented before they escalate.

We are working with partners to develop opportunities for social investment to help improve outcomes for people in the areas of: children transitioning from the care system, children at risk of obesity and vulnerable older people.


Our aim is to develop and scale innovative ways to prevent social problems and improve the lives of vulnerable children and elderly people.

Explore our current investment portfolio

Finance for social sector organisations to improve social outcomes through payment-by-results contracts.
Finance to develop and scale community care services for people affected by cancer and those with long-term conditions.
Finance to make an impact on the poverty premium.


Get in touch

Stephen Muers, Head of Strategy at Big Society Capital
Head of Strategy and Market Development & Interim Head of Engagement