Case studies

Hundreds of charities and social enterprises have already benefited from our investments, via a range of intermediaries. This is in addition to the thousands of other organisations already using social investment. See more in our case study map below, or on our YouTube channel.

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Spotted Cow and Big Society Capital Case Study

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

The Chessel Centre will offer additional quality nursery care for children in Bristol.

Ways to Wellness developed a social impact bond to support people living with long-term health conditions in Newcastle. 

Homes for Good used social investment to buy houses that it then rents to vulnerable people on lower incomes.

HCT Group used social investment to scale their community transport business

Greenwich Leisure Limited and Big Society Capital Case Study

Greenwich Leisure Limited, a Community Benefit Society, used a charity bond to help transform new sports facilities as accessible community facilities

GK10 and Big Society Capital Case Study

Golden Lane Housing, the housing arm of Mencap, used social investment to buy homes for people with a learning disability.

K10 and Big Society Capital Case Study

K10 is tackling youth unemployment by providing apprenticeships in construction industry. It used social investment to grow its social business.

Factory Skatepark and Big Society Capital Case Study

Factory skatepark is a charity that engages young people through extreme sports. It used social investment to grow its social business.

Ecodynamic and Big Society Capital Case Study

Ecodynamic has installed a wind turbine to provide green energy and provide consistent revenue to support local projects.

Big White Wall and Big Society Capital Case Study

Big White Wall is a digital mental health and wellbeing service, which used social investment to scale their social business.

Adviza and Big Society Capital Case Study

Energise is a Social Impact Bond working with young people in the Thames Valley area. It is part of the Department for Work and Pensions' Innovation Fund.

3SC and Big Society Capital Case Study

3SC Capitalise is a Social Impact Bond working with young people in Wales. It is part of the Department for Work and Pensions' Innovation Fund.

Moneyline and Big Society Capital Case Study

Moneyline offers access to affordable credit to consumers on low incomes. It used social investment to grow its social business.

Oomph and Big Society Capital Case Study

Oomph! is helping older people stay healthy by running specialist exercise classes in care homes across the UK. It used social investment to grow its social business.

St Mungo's and Big Society Capital Case Study

The Real Lettings Property Fund, run by Resonance in partnership with St Mungo’s is using social investment to buy properties to address homelessness in London.

Southmead and Big Society Capital Case Study

The Greenway Centre is a community run business centre and community hub. It used social investment to install solar panels.

Teens and Toddlers and Big Society Capital Case Study

Teens and Toddlers is a Social Impact Bond working with young people in the North West. It is part of the Department for Work and Pensions' Innovation Fund.

Third Space Learning and Big Society Capital Case Study

Third Space Learning is using technology to tackle underacheivement in maths. It used social investment to grow its social business.