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

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What does GET SITR offer?

Find a range of free resources on SITR including downloadable guides, webinars, events and case studies

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Read our SITR FAQs and guides to the rules and regulations around SITR

Webinars & podcasts

Watch our webinars and listen to our podcasts featuring expert advice and sharing experience of raising investment using SITR 


Find the latest events including free workshops across the UK and 1:1 SITR surgeries with our tax expert.

Case studies

See case studies of organisations already using SITR

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For investors

Explore how you could use SITR as an investor and find a range of resources including guides, webinars & podcasts.

For advisers

If you work with charities, social enterprises or investors, find resources to help you better support your clients on SITR.

Read our guides

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.

Learn about SITR with our webinars

Learn how you can apply for Advanced Assurance with HMRC, what to consider during the process and get expert advice on making a successful application.
Learn about SITR and find out about changes to the rules in 2017 including what the new limits are.
Learn about the opportunities Social Investment Tax Relief brings to charities and social enterprises as well as Big Society Capital's GET IT campaign.

Listen to our podcasts

Listen to our two-part podcast on Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) and Social Impact Bonds (SIBs). 

  • Part 1 features Mark Simms, CEO of charity P3, who talks about their experience of SITR and SIBs.
  • Part 2 features Katalin Juhasz, Investment Manager at Resonance, with their experience of SITR and SIBs.

Attend our events

View case studies of organisations already using SITR

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Our Power

Our Power is a Community Benefit Society offering customers cheaper, fairer and more transparent energy tariffs. It is one of the first organisations to make use of SITR's new £1.5m limit.

Southville Community Development Association

The Southville centre offers quality nursery care for children in Bristol. Using a bond, which was eligible for SITR and was doubled by the Crowd Match Fund, they were able to create 54 additional nursery places.

Aspire Gloucestershire

Aspire Gloucestershire helps the most vulnerable young homeless people in Gloucestershire. Using investment through a Social Impact Bond, they were able to offer 150 more young people places in their programme.

Freedom Bakery

The Freedom Bakery trains prisoners at a maximum security prison, HMP Low Moss, to make artisan bread. Investment raised directly from individuals helped the bakery to set up.

FareShare South West

FareShare South West works with the food industry to reduce food waste & distributes produce to organisations working with vulnerable people. They used investment raised using SITR to support their socially conscious and sustainable catering enterprise.

FC United of Manchester

FC United of Manchester is a co-operative and community benefit society that has various projects including youth work, school holiday play schemes and adult education. With investment raised using SITR, they built a new stadium helping them to expand their services.

Ambition East Midlands

Ambition East Midlands is a charity that helps the most vulnerable young homeless people in the region. They used a Social Impact Bond and investment raised using SITR to to support and reach more people.

The Spotted Cow

The Spotted Cow is a community ownd pub and hub that offers a bar, restaurant, Post Office and B&B under one roof. They raised investment through community shares eligible for SITR using a crowdfunding platform.

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. 

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