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A tax break for charities and social enterprises
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What is Social Investment Tax Relief?


Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) is the government's tax relief for social investment which encourages individuals to support charities and social enterprises. Individuals receive a 30% tax break when investing in an eligible organisation.

We have launched the GET IT campaign offering a package of support to help more charities and social enterprises raise investment using Social Investment Tax Relief.

What does GET IT offer?

  • Free resources providing information on the rules and regulations on SITR 

  • Free “SITR Made Simple” workshops across the UK – with the opportunity to ask questions of our peer speakers and SITR experts

  • Free 1:1 SITR surgeries with our leading SITR tax expert, Neil Pearson, Partner at Mills & Reeve

  • Free webinars sharing experience of raising SITR from peers

  • New case studies sharing the stories of those who have ‘GOT IT’ and helpful advice for charities and social enterprises considering raising investment with SITR 

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GET IT is a joint initiative led by Big Society Capital in partnership with:


CIC Association   The Community Shares Company   CIC Regulator   Power to Change   Community Shares Unit

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Watch our latest webinar

Our panel of experts cover the three different ways that you can access investors who may be interested in using SITR: through funds; crowdfunding and community shares; and directly from individuals. We also have Neil Pearson, our tax expert who takes us through some of the technical aspects of the relief.

You can also view or download a copy of the presentation slides, which includes the questions asked during the Q&A as well as the contact details of our experts.

Order of the webinar:

  • Melanie Mills, Big Society Capital: Introduction
  • Grace England, Investment Manager, Resonance - SITR Funds (5m)
  • Dave Boyle, Director, The Community Shares Company - Crowdfunding (21m)
  • Russ Bubley, Founder, I for Change - Direct/DIY (42m)
  • Neil Pearson, Partner, Mills & Reeve - SITR and Technical Guidance (57m)
  • Q&A (1hr 2m)

Watch more of our SITR videos on YouTube.

Organisations already using SITR

Southville Community Development Association

The Southville centre offers quality nursery care for children in Bristol.

Aspire Gloucestershire

Aspire Gloucestershire helps the most vulnerable young homeless people in Gloucestershire.

Freedom Bakery

The Freedom Bakery trains prisoners at a maximum security prison, HMP Low Moss, to make artisan bread. 

Delivered Next Day Personally

Delivered Next Day Personally is a mail delivery and same-day courier service which recruits people with disabilities.

FareShare South West

FareShare South West works with the food industry to reduce the amount of fit-for-purpose food going to waste.

FC United of Manchester

FC United of Manchester serves the community with projects including youth work, school holiday play schemes and adult education.

Ambition East Midlands

Ambition East Midlands helps the most vulnerable young homeless people in the region.

The Spotted Cow

The Spotted Cow is a community hub that offers a bar, restaurant, Post Office and B&B under one roof.

Clevedon Pier

Clevedon Pier Heritage and Limited Trust is a Community Benefit Society which raised money via SITR to help renovate and sustain Clevedon Pier. 

Burley Gate Community Shop

Burley Gate Community Shop & Post Office raised money from the local community to help save the shop from closure. 

Portpatrick Harbour

Portpatrick Harbour is a community-owned asset based in Scotland and has been supported by money raised using SITR. 

South Bristol Sports Centre

South Bristol Sports Centre works with young people in one of the most deprived areas in Bristol and is using investment to finance the construction of six five-a-side football pitches. 

If you are interested in receiving information on Social Investment Tax Relief, sign up to our mailing list below. 

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