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Charities & social enterprises

Who we work with

Many charities and social enterprises are turning to social investment to help fund growth and scale their impact.

Whether it’s supporting people with a learning disability, supporting ex-offenders into employment or working with those who promote sporting participation amongst hard to reach groups, we can advise your organisation on achieving sustainable growth.

Since 2011 we have raised over £30 million of capital for charities and social enterprises, mainly through the issue of repayable bonds. To see our full track record, click here

Many third sector organisations are also considering tendering for payment by results contracts. We are experienced in working with charities and social enterprises to structure social impact bonds which can help address some of our society’s most intractable social challenges. In doing so we have raised over £5 million of risk capital to fund £20 million of outcomes based contracts, in such areas as youth homelessness and supporting disadvantaged young people into education, training and employment.

To find out more about the services we offer charities and social enterprises, including in relation to developing social impact bonds click here


Southville Community Development Association

Bond issue

The Southville Community Development Association (SCDA) is a charity established in 1990 to serve the community of Greater Bedminster, an inner city area of Bristol. The charity supports around 2,000 individuals across a variety of services which have been developed to improve the health and wellbeing of the residents of Greater Bedminster. The core activity of the charity is the provision of nursery for children.

Our corporate finance team worked with SCDA to raise £560,000 through a charity bond. The bond was part of an overall funding package of £1.19 million required to fund the acquisition and development of a site to create a second nursery for 54 children.

The bond was launched in January 2017 and closed fully subscribed within a week. The bond used social investment tax relief (SITR) and was the first SITR offer to receive match funding from Big Society Capital's SITR match funding facility.

Sustainable businesses

We work with ‘for profit’ businesses that have clear social or environmental objectives.

Environmental projects

From community initiatives to small and medium scale commercial developments.

Corporate Finance Team

Dan Hird, Finance Director

Our dedicated, specialist team is here to help.

Any questions?

If you’d like to learn more about how to raise the capital you need, get in touch today.

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