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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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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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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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Greenwich Leisure Limited

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

Duration
5 years
Cost of capital
5%
Turnover
£302 million +
Amount invested
£5 million
Product type
Charity bonds
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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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FC United of Manchester

FC United of Manchester is a community owned football club which raised money using Social Investment Tax Relief to help build a new stadium.

 

Duration
4 years
Cost of capital
2% (optional)
Turnover
£1 million+
Amount invested
£270,000 through SITR
Product type
Social Investment Tax Relief
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Fareshare South West

FareShare South West is a  charity which used money raised using Social Investment Tax Relief to increase its impact in the local community

Duration
5 years
Cost of capital
5% for first 36 months, 7% for remaining 24 months
Turnover
£590,646
Amount invested
£70,000
Product type
Social Investment Tax Relief
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Aspire

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

Duration
3 years
Cost of capital
7%
Turnover
£2.95 million
Amount invested
£375,000
Product type
Social Impact Bonds
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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
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Burley Gate

Burley Gate Community Shop raised money from the local community using Social Investment Tax Relief. 

Duration
4 years
Cost of capital
2 - 3%
Turnover
£95,848
Amount invested
£57,000
Product type
Social Investment Tax Relief
Community shares
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Commonweal housing

Commonweal Housing used social investment to buy properties to support an innovative new project for formerly homeless people.

Duration
7 years
Cost of capital
4%
Turnover
£1.2 million
Amount invested
£1.4 million
Product type
Unsecured loan (incl. overdrafts)
Secured loan
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HCT

HCT Group used social investment to scale their community transport business.

Duration
5 years
Cost of capital
6.6% (blended over life of loans)
Turnover
£76.72 million
Amount invested
£9.95 million
Product type
Secured loan
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Homes for Good

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

Duration
Not available
Cost of capital
Not available
Turnover
£300,000
Amount invested
£5.85 million
Product type
Secured loan
Equity investment