Big Society Capital improves the lives of people in the UK by connecting social investment to charities and social enterprises.
We know that investment can help charities and social enterprises achieve more. We believe the greatest chance to improve lives comes when investors and enterprises are both motivated by social mission.
We engage with investors, fund managers, charities and social enterprises to make it easier to use social investment. With our co-investors, we have made over £1bn of new capital available to organisations with a social mission, through investments into fund managers and social banks. We have a special focus on: providing homes for people in need; supporting communities to improve lives; and early action to prevent problems.
Making it easier to use social investment
We want to make it easier for more people and organisations to use social investment. We do this by working with partners to build understanding of social investment among charities and social enterprises, and also with potential investors.
So far across our engagement work
Charity & social enterprise engagement
Social impact tools
We invest in intermediaries, who then invest in charities and social enterprises to tackle social issues across the UK. We focus on sustainable solutions that will achieve positive investment returns. We believe those solutions will be able to attract the most co-investors and, ultimately, achieve the greatest systemic change.