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For Jimmy

For Jimmy creates safe spaces for young people to grow up in, with a strong focus on Lewisham, South East London.  It was set up in honour of murdered Lewisham schoolboy Jimmy Mizen.

Duration
4 years
Cost of capital
5%
Turnover
£543,760
Amount invested
£41,660
Product type
Unsecured loan (incl. overdrafts)
Blended – part grant, part loan
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Media Cultured

Media Cultured is a social enterprise that tackles issues of racism, radicalisation and misrepresentation through the use of positive role models and clear messages about ‘identity and integration’ within an increasingly multicultural society.

Duration
5 years
Cost of capital
0%
Turnover
£23,440
Amount invested
£25,000
Product type
Unsecured loan (incl. overdrafts)
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Hubbub Foundation UK

Hubbub is a London-based environmental charity that engages with corporates and foundations to sponsor research and campaigns, in order to promote understanding and behaviour change to help people cut waste, make clothes last longer, save money and create cleaner spaces to live and work in.

Duration
2 years
Cost of capital
6.5%
Turnover
£733,638
Amount invested
£100,000
Product type
Unsecured loan (incl. overdrafts)
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Sutton Community Farm

Sutton Community Farm is a community-owned farm in South London growing vegetables under organic principles.

Duration
Community Shares (Equity)
Cost of capital
2%
Turnover
£513,255
Amount invested
£97,462
Product type
Crowd-funded investment
Community shares
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Gofal

Gofal is a leading Welsh mental health charity providing a wide range of services to people with mental health problems, supporting their independence, recovery, health and wellbeing. Gofal Enterprises is its wholly owned trading arm.

Duration
Finance Wales - 5 years / Social Investment Cymru - 15 years
Cost of capital
7% - 10%
Turnover
£7.1 million
Amount invested
Development Bank of Wales - £175,000 / Social Investment Cymru (WCVA) -£75,000
Product type
Unsecured loan (incl. overdrafts)
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Beverley Tree Community Centre

Beverley Cherry Tree Community Centre is a charity based in East Yorkshire.  Located on the Cherry Tree Estate, it works with those in the community struggling with varying degrees of poverty.

Duration
18 months
Cost of capital
6.5%
Turnover
£213,880
Amount invested
£10,000
Product type
Blended – part grant, part loan
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P.A.C.E

Promote Ability Community Enterprise CIC (P.A.C.E) delivers affordable services and housing for disadvantaged people in Derby and Derbyshire. To support this agenda, they offer a range of other services to the public and private sector; these include supported housing, a craft centre, community support and a café. 

Duration
12 months
Cost of capital
6.5%
Turnover
£1,400,000
Amount invested
£20,000
Product type
Unsecured loan (incl. overdrafts)
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Doncaster Refurnish

Doncaster Refurnish complete a wide range of work, collecting, restoring and selling furniture on to low income families. They run a handyman service and a women’s group with a focus on anxiety issues. They also offer training and employment to those on the margins of their local community; including rehabilitation and integration opportunities for prisoners due for release, and placements for young offenders.

Duration
2 years
Cost of capital
6.5%
Turnover
£1.61 million
Amount invested
£10K
Product type
Unsecured loan (incl. overdrafts)
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Southville Community Development Association

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

Duration
6 years
Cost of capital
4%
Turnover
£1.62 million
Amount invested
£560,000
Product type
Crowd-funded investment
Social Investment Tax Relief
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The Spotted Cow

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

Duration
3 years (min)
Cost of capital
3%
Turnover
£100K
Amount invested
£277,000
Product type
Crowd-funded investment
Social Investment Tax Relief
Community shares
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Nottingham Counselling

Nottingham Counselling Service (NCS) is a long-standing charity specialising in working long-term with people who present complex and enduring problems, such as anxiety, depression and abuse.

Duration
3 years
Cost of capital
6.5%
Turnover
£186,170
Amount invested
£30,000
Product type
Unsecured loan (incl. overdrafts)
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Barnsley Community Build

Barnsley Community Build (BCB) is a registered charity with a trading arm, BCB Trading Ltd. They develop and deliver a range of community services, and provide employment and training in the construction industry.

Duration
1 - 5 years over the six loans
Cost of capital
6.5%
Turnover
£645,790
Amount invested
£405K over 6 investments (average loan size - £63,000)
Product type
Unsecured loan (incl. overdrafts)