Share your story

Have a great story of taking on social investment? We're looking for new case studies to share - submit yours below or email aconstable@goodfinance.org.uk

Image
Book of you

Book of You acts as a reminiscence therapy, to help people living with dementia to connect to their memories but soon realised that we could help all sorts of people, including older people living in assisted accommodation and young adults with learning disabilities. They've now developed a digital story book helps the user to build a familiar picture and story of someone’s life, filled with precious life events and memories.

Duration
4 years
Cost of capital
0%
Turnover
£50,000
Amount invested
£20,000
Product type
Unsecured loan (incl. overdrafts)
Image
Caramel Rock

Our Digital Marketing Officer Festus spoke with the creative Faith Johnson who founded Caramel Rock. In this podcast we talk about her social enterprise supporting young and vulnerable people in London through fashion and employability. We look into the importance of lived experience but also how Faith valued inexperience when it came to turning her idea.. into a reality.

Duration
3 years
Cost of capital
9.5%
Turnover
£28,700
Amount invested
£86,250
Product type
Blended – part grant, part loan
Image
Young People Matter

Young People Matter (YPM) is an award winning charity and community action group bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds to nurture children’s potential, promote healthy living and develop a greater sense of social responsibility.

Duration
4 years
Cost of capital
6.5%
Turnover
£382,200
Amount invested
£60,000
Product type
Unsecured loan (incl. overdrafts)
Image
Hidden Treasures CIC

Hidden Treasure are an organisation driven by a desire to provide better opportunities and facilities to a community that experiences a lot of the challenges of an unequal society. Their centre in Partington offers a welcoming space where children can play and develop and adults can access support, training and somewhere to meet others and relax.

Duration
3 years
Cost of capital
6.6%
Turnover
£264,432
Amount invested
£33,000
Product type
Blended – part grant, part loan
Image
Nemi Teas

This #AChangingWorld episode features Pranav Chopra, a social entrepreneur who founded Nemi Teas. This podcast definitely goes down even better with a cup of tea as he talks about how social investment has played a part in his journey and the potential ways to scale up.

Duration
5 years
Cost of capital
9.5%
Turnover
£70,000
Amount invested
£50,000
Product type
Blended – part grant, part loan
Image
Think2Speak

It was wonderful to hear from Lizzie Jordan, founder of social enterprise Think2Speak. Listen to this podcast as part of our #AChangingWorld series and we explore how social investment has affected organisations during the lockdown and the opportunities it could now present.

Duration
5 years
Cost of capital
5%
Turnover
£150,460
Amount invested
£82,600
Product type
Blended – part grant, part loan
Image
Estuary Homes CIC

Estuary Homes was created in early 2017 to enable the three partner organisations (Foresight, Preston Road Women’s Centre and CERT) to pursue their objective of offering safe accommodation to vulnerable groups locally in Humberside.

Duration
5 years
Cost of capital
5.5%
Turnover
Not available
Amount invested
£400,000
Product type
Blended – part grant, part loan
Image
The Craufurd Arms

It was great to hear from Mark Newcombe, co-founder of the Craufurd Arms, a community pub in Slough. Listen to this podcast as part of our #AChangingWorld series and we explore how social investment has affected organisations during the lockdown and the opportunities it could now present.

Duration
4 years
Cost of capital
3%
Turnover
£317,000
Amount invested
£323,625
Product type
Crowd-funded investment
Social Investment Tax Relief
Community shares
Image
Cardboard Citizens

We were delighted to hear from Geetha Rabindrakumar, Director of Social Change at charity Cardboard Citizens. Listen to this podcast as part of our #AChangingWorld series and we explore how social investment has affected organisations during the lockdown and the opportunities it could now present.

Duration
Not applicable
Cost of capital
Not applicable
Turnover
£591,920
Amount invested
£70,000
Product type
Blended – part grant, part loan
Image
ToolShed

ToolShed is a social enterprise helping young people start their career in construction. When a combination of people, influences and place comes together it can impact our lives in a special way. I think Toolshed is like this and will help change the lives of many for good.

Duration
5 years
Cost of capital
10%
Turnover
£385k
Amount invested
£80,500
Product type
Blended – part grant, part loan
Image
Creative Optimistic Visions

Creative Optimistic Visions (COV) is an award-winning Community Interest Company providing alternative education, training, universal youth provision, consultancy and mentoring services through the lens of the Protective Behaviours Process (PBs)

Duration
2 years
Cost of capital
6.5%
Turnover
£84,230
Amount invested
£19,500
Product type
Blended – part grant, part loan
Image
Furniture Resource Centre (FRC Group)

We were delighted to hear from Shaun Doran, CEO FRC Group, at a Let's Talk Good Finance event. Listen to this podcast to learn about their journey to social investment.

Duration
2 years
Cost of capital
5%
Turnover
£225,200
Amount invested
£400,000
Product type
Secured loan