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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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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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Clevedon Pier

Clevedon Pier Heritage and Limited Trust is a Community Benefit Society which raised money via Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) to help renovate and sustain Clevedon Pier. 

Duration
10 years
Cost of capital
2%
Turnover
£327,320
Amount invested
£330,000 (£250,000 Social Investment Tax Relief)
Product type
Social Investment Tax Relief
Community shares
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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
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Portpatrick Harbour

Portpatrick Community Benefit Society used Social Investment Tax Relief to raise money to save the local habour. 

Duration
5 years
Cost of capital
1.5%
Turnover
£39,731
Amount invested
£100,000
Product type
Social Investment Tax Relief
Community shares
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LEYF

London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) used social investment to expand its early years nurseries in London. 

Duration
3 years
Cost of capital
6.5%
Turnover
£2.23 million
Amount invested
£75,000
Product type
Secured loan