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Ambition East Midlands

Ambition East Midlands – Social Impact Bond

Private placement to individual and institutional investors for a payment-by-results programme which aims to tackle youth homelessness

Impact

YMCA Derbyshire, The Y Leicester and P3 will deliver the programme aimed at improving accommodation, education and employment opportunities for around 350 young homeless people.

Amount raised

£600,000

Date

2015

Aspire Gloucestershire

Aspire Gloucestershire – Social Impact Bond

Private placement to individual and institutional investors for a payment-by-results programme which aims to tackle youth homelessness

Impact

Local charities P3 and CCP will deliver the programme aimed at improving accommodation, education and employment opportunities for around 150 young homeless people.

Amount raised

£310,000

Date

2015

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Better Food Company - Bond Offer

Bond issued to retail investors for an award-winning Bristol independent food retailer of local, organic, ethical and fair trade goods.

Impact

Proceeds raised through the bond have enabled the Better Food Company to open a new, third store and café in Bristol, furthering the company’s purpose of promoting good food and good health, and helping build a better, fairer food community.

Amount raised

£350,000

Date

2016

Bristol Together

Bristol Together – Share Issue

Private placement to charitable foundations and high net worth individuals for a groundbreaking social enterprise supporting a major programme of job creation for ex-offenders.

Impact

This five year programme will positively impact the lives of up to 200 of the most excluded people in and around Bristol

Amount raised

£1.6m

Date

2011, 2012

Cafédirect

Cafédirect – Share Issues

Retail offer and private placement for the UK fairtrade pioneer in hot beverages.

Impact

100% fairtrade business supporting growers across the world.

Amount raised

£6.6m

Date

2004, 2011

Chelwood Community Energy Limited

Chelwood Community Energy Limited - Share Issue

EIS share offer to retail investors for the construction of a 5 MW solar scheme near Chelwood in North Somerset.

Impact

Producing clean electricity and generating an estimated £1.2 million to be invested into a community benefit fund over the lifetime of the project.

Amount raised

£2.5m

Date

2015

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Church Minshull Hydro Project - Bond Offer

Bond offer to retail investors, to develop a new run-of-river hydro project in Cheshire.

Impact

The scheme will generate approximately 305MWh of clean electricity each year, and includes a modern fish pass to improve migration up-stream. Ownership of the scheme is planned to transfer to a local community group after construction.

Amount raised

£635,000

Date

2017

Career Connect

Career Connect – Social Impact Bond

Private placement to institutional investors for a payment-by-results programme supporting disadvantaged young people at risk of becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training)

Impact

Career Connect will work with up to 4,000 young people aiming to improve education and employment opportunities for individuals including those with behavioural issues.

Amount raised

£1m

Date

2015

Dart Renewables Limited

Dart Renewables Limited – Bond offer and share offer

Issued to private and local investors for a small-scale hydro power developer that owns and operates a hydro power scheme at the Totnes weir on the River Dart.

Impact

The operational 300 kW scheme includes a modern fish pass which has a positive ecological impact and benefits the wider community by providing clean energy at a mutually beneficial rate to a local school and an affordable housing development.

Amount raised

£1.6m

Date

2015, 2016

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Dove Renewables - Bond Offer

Bond issued to private and local investors to build a small-scale hydro power scheme at Norbury Weir on the river Dove in south Derbyshire.

Impact

The 100 kW project brings significant environmental and community benefits. As well as generating renewable energy, it incorporates a new fish pass and provides green electricity to a nearby farm and a local aluminum foundry.

Amount raised

£800,000

Date

2016

Ebsi

Ebsi – Loan and equity

Private placement to an institutional investor for a business that supports commissioners developing social impact bonds which aim to improve the lives to disadvantaged children.

Impact

Improving prospects for young people and their families where they are in or at the edge of care.

Amount raised

£350,000

Date

2015

Ecotricity

Ecotricity – Bond Issue

The UK’s leading green electricity company’s first retail bond issue to private investors.

Impact

Saving carbon by installing more clean, renewable energy capacity in the UK.

Amount raised

£1.5m

Date

2006

Ethical Property Company

Ethical Property Company – Share Issues

Retail offers and private placements to support ethical property investment for voluntary organisations, charities, social enterprises and campaign groups.

Impact

Supporting innovative and progressive organisations working for social change by providing affordable office and work space.

Amount raised

£12.5m

Date

1999, 2002, 2006, 2010

Glasgow Together

Glasgow Together - Bond Offer

Bond offer to institutional and private investors for a social enterpise that employs ex-offenders to build and renovate properties.

Impact

Providing training and mentoring to around 100 ex-offenders to help reduce the likelihood of reoffending through building and resotring up to 55 properties.

Amount raised

£2m

Date

2015

Golden Lane Housing

Golden Lane Housing – Bond Issues

Bond Issues to individual and institutional investors to provide housing for people with a learning disability in specially adapted homes in the community.

Impact

Funding for the acquisition and adaptation of 25 freehold properties across England to house 94 tenants for life.

Amount raised

£11.8m

Date

2003, 2013

Greenwich Leisure Limited

Greenwich Leisure Limited – Bond Issue

Bond issue to private investors and institutions by the UK’s largest charitable social enterprise in the health and leisure sector.

Impact

The provision of health and leisure facilities that are accessible to all, particularly those facing barriers to sporting inclusion by virtue of disability, income related factors or age. The work will also deliver real Olympic legacy benefits to east London communities.

Amount raised

£5m

Date

2013

Greater Merseyside Connexions Partnership

Greater Merseyside Connexions Partnership – Social Impact Bond

Private placement to a range of investors including Big Society Capital for a Merseyside charity supporting unemployed young people, through a social impact bond.

Impact

Improving education, training and employment opportunities for thousands of young people, including young offenders and individuals with learning difficulties.

Amount raised

£1.5m

Date

2012

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incognito® - Share Issue

EIS share issue to high net worth individuals for leading natural insect repellent brand incognito®

Impact

The 100% natural place-based formula is free from potentially harmful chemicals and offers the strongest form of protection available on the market, helping protect against insect borne diseases such as malaria.

Amount raised

£357,000

Date

2014

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Linton Hydro - Bond Offer

Bond issued to retail and local investors to build a 280 kW hydro power scheme on the River Ouse in North Yorkshire and to acquire an adjacent 100 kW operating hydro scheme.

Impact

When the new hydro scheme has been constructed and is operational, the two projects combined are forecast to generate 1.87 GWh of clean, green electricity – enough to power the equivalent of 450 homes – and will bring additional environmental benefits through the installation of a modern fish pass.

Amount raised

£2.5m

Date

2016

Midlands Together

Midlands Together – Bond Issue

Bond Issue to institutional and private investors for a social enterprise supporting a major programme of job creation for ex-offenders.

Impact

This five year programme will positively impact the lives of up to 150 ex-offenders.

Amount raised

£3m

Date

2013

Proper Welsh

Proper Welsh – Share Issues

Private placement to institutions, charitable foundations and high net worth individuals to set up a new welsh dairy processing facility and launch a Welsh milk brand.

Impact

Enabling Welsh milk to stay in Wales and reducing food miles – each Proper Welsh bottle of milk travels 360 miles or less.

Amount raised

£1.5m

Date

2011

St Mungo’s

St Mungo’s – Social Impact Bond

Private placement to institutional and individual social investors to help a major charitable organisation reduce rough sleeping in London.

Impact

Helps a specifically targeted group of returning rough sleepers build their lives away from the streets by providing sustained accommodation, reconnection and training/employment opportunities as well as improved health prospects.

Amount raised

£650,000

Date

2012

River Cottage Canteen & Deli

River Cottage Canteen & Deli – Share Issue

Private placements to institutions, charitable foundations and high net worth individuals for the creation of new canteens and delis across the South West.

Impact

Increasing the availability, awareness and profile of seasonal and local food.

Amount raised

£1.5m

Date

2011

River Cottage

River Cottage – Bond Issue

Private placement to institutions, charitable foundations and high net worth individuals for the creation of the new canteens and delis across the South West.

Impact

Increasing the availability, awareness and profile of season and local food.

Amount raised

£600,000

Date

2011

SCDA

Southville Community Development Association - Bond Offer

Bond (eligible to Social Investment Tax Relief) issued to private and local investors to develop a new community hub and nursery in south Bristol.

Impact

The opening of a new nursery will not only enable more families to have access to high quality local childcare, but the expected additional financial surpluses will allow the charity to increase its charitable activities and investment into the south Bristol community.

Amount raised

£560,000

Date

2017

Sheffield Futures

Sheffield Futures – Social Impact Bond

Private placement to institutional investors for a payment-by-results programme supporting disadvantaged young people at risk of becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training)

Impact

Sheffield Futures will work with up to 1,300 young people aiming to improve education and employment opportunities for individuals including those who have special educational issues.

Amount raised

£1.25m

Date

2015

Indian Organic Tea

Indian Organic Tea – Share Issue

Equity raising for leading Indian organic and biodynamic team company for the acquisition, revitalisation and organic conversion of derelict estates in Darjeeling.

Impact

Significant positive social impact through investment in estate schools, medical centres and housing.

Amount raised

15m

Date

2011

Thera Trust

Thera Trust - Bond Offer

Bond offer to retail investors for a national charity that provides support to around 1,800 people with a learning disability across England and Scotland.

Impact

Acquistion of additional properties to provide more homes to people with a learning disability and complex needs.

Amount raised

£2m

Date

2015

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Thrive Renewables - Bond Offer

Bond issued by one of the first and most active investors in small and medium scale renewable energy projects in the UK.

Impact

The funds raised will be invested in new renewable energy generating projects, including two wind farms in Scotland with a combined capacity of 11MW – enough to power the equivalent of 8,270 homes.

Amount raised

£10m

Date

2017

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Thrive Renewables (Buchan) - Bond Offer

Bond issued by a subsidiary company of Thrive Renewables Plc that owns two operational windfarms in Scotland.

Impact

The two operational windfarms have a combined capacity of 1.6 MW and are expected to generate 5,570MWh of green energy each year – enough to power around 1,350 homes.

Amount raised

£3m

Date

2016

TLS Hydro – Bond Issue

TLS Hydro – Bond Issue

Bond offer to retail investors for a leading independent hydro power developer.

Impact

Acquisition and development of additional hydro power schemes, increasing generating capacity to 15GWh – enough clean energy to power around 4,000 homes.

Amount raised

£2.5m

Date

2015

Triodos Renewables

Triodos Renewables – Share Issues

Retail and private placements for one of the first and most active investors in small and medium scale renewable energy projects in the UK.

Impact

Carbon saving and generation of clean renewable power for 24,500 UK homes.

Amount raised

£24.7m

Date

Retail offers in 2005, 2008, 2011, 2012

Private placements in 1995, 1998, 2004, 2009

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