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Action Homeless CEO Mark Grant writes why SITR could be a game-changer
Blog | 11 June 2019

Action Homeless CEO Mark Grant writes why he believes simplifying Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) could be a game-changer that would allow them to raise flexible, patient and risk-tolerant capital, which they could use to provide more affordable housing to people affected by homelessness.


Big Society Capital has established a programme of initiatives with partners around community investment to support local businesses to improve lives and the communities where they operate.

Restored wharf building now serving as a centre for social enterprise, with a café, exhibition space, conference facilities and work space.

Working with children, families and vulnerable adults to provide protection, safeguarding and support.

High-quality business and leadership programmes for the social sector.

Providing essential furniture and white goods to people on low incomes.

Faith-based charity distributing food, toys and medical equipment to people living in poverty.

Providing services for people experiencing mental ill-health.

Proving homes for people in desperate housing need, giving training and life skills to excluded young people, and turning abandoned and derelict houses into homes.

Building strong, sustainable communities in areas of regeneration by helping people set up and develop their own businesses, providing affordable workspace and supporting people into work.