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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

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Ecodynamic

Local residents in Redruth funded the building of a wind turbine through buying community shares.

Duration
4 years
Cost of capital
7%
Turnover
£45,000
Amount invested
£75,000
Product type
Community shares
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Togetherall

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

Duration
5-7 years
Cost of capital
Not available
Turnover
Not available
Amount invested
£1 million
Product type
Equity investment
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Adviza

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.

Duration
3 years
Cost of capital
Outcomes payment
Turnover
£7.03 million
Amount invested
£902,000
Product type
Social Impact Bonds
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3SC

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.

Duration
3 years
Cost of capital
Outcomes payment
Turnover
£1.94 million
Amount invested
£420,000
Product type
Social Impact Bonds
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Moneyline

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

Duration
7 years
Cost of capital
6.75% & 10%
Turnover
£3.4 million
Amount invested
£1,000,000 & £500,000
Product type
Unsecured loan (incl. overdrafts)
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Oomph!

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.

Duration
Not available
Cost of capital
Not available
Turnover
£247,000
Amount invested
£1.3 million & £800,000
Product type
Equity investment
Social Impact Bonds
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St Mungo's Broadway

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

Social Impact Bonds, supported by social investment from CAF Venturesome, Big Issue Invest and Resonance, enables us to work intensively and creatively with people so they can finally leave homelessness behind for good.

 

Duration
7 years
Cost of capital
5% +
Turnover
£95 million
Amount invested
£36 million + £675K SIB
Product type
Charity bonds
Social property funds
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Third Space Learning

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

Duration
Not available
Cost of capital
Not available
Turnover
£500,000
Amount invested
£1.5 million
Product type
Equity investment
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Teens and Toddlers

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.

Duration
3 years
Cost of capital
Outcomes-based
Turnover
£1.54 million
Amount invested
£3.25 million
Product type
Social Impact Bonds
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Headliners UK

Headliners UK used social investment to help them in their mission of empowering young people to tell their stories and care about their community more. 

Duration
3 years
Cost of capital
6.5%
Turnover
£600,000
Amount invested
£75,000
Product type
Unsecured loan (incl. overdrafts)
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Freedom bakery

Freedom Bakery raised investment from seven investors using the Social Investment Tax Relief to grow their prison-based social enterprise.

 

Duration
4 years
Cost of capital
1.75%
Turnover
£210,000 from year 2
Amount invested
£85,500 +
Product type
Crowd-funded investment
Blended – part grant, part loan
Social Investment Tax Relief
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Ambition East Mids

Ambition East Midlands is a Social Impact Bond working with young homeless people in the East Midlands.

Duration
3 years
Cost of capital
7%
Turnover
£2.7 million+
Amount invested
£600,000 (£100,000 through SITR)
Product type
Social Investment Tax Relief
Social Impact Bonds