Big Issue Invest
Started in 2005 as the social investment arm of The Big Issue, Big Issue Invest (BII) extends the Group’s mission by backing social ventures and charities that dismantle poverty and create opportunity for for people and communities across the UK.
Our vision is to create a “social merchant bank” - by social entrepreneurs,
for social entrepreneurs. We pay any dividends generated by our investments to The Big Issue Group, which is a social enterprise itself, to further our mission.
BII manages or advises on over £150m of social funds. Investments range from £50,000 to £3 million and take the form of early stage finance, loans, and equity.
Centre for Strategic Philanthropy
The Centre for Strategic Philanthropy (CSP) within the University of Cambridge Judge Business School is dedicated to enhancing the impact of strategic philanthropy both within and from global growth markets. Through a combination of rigorous research, executive education and the convening of diverse voices, the Centre aims to become the leading hub of actionable knowledge to catalyse greater philanthropic impact from the world’s fastest growing regions.
Charity Commission for Northern Ireland
Charity Finance Group (CFG)
Directory of Social Change
Office of the Scotish Charity Regulator
Social Finance Group
Social Finance is a not for profit organisation that partners with the government, the social sector and the financial community to find better ways of tackling social problems in the UK and beyond. Our unique 50 member team comprises individuals with substantial financial, consulting and social expertise who share a common passion for solving entrenched social problems.
Since we started in 2007, Social Finance has raised over £24 million of social investment and designed a series of programmes to tackle social challenges. These include support for 2,000 short sentence offenders released from Peterborough Prison, 380 children on the edge of care in Essex, 2,500 young people at risk of becoming NEET and 800 rough sleepers in London. We are also alleviating fuel poverty for over 2,300 families in Sunderland, enabling 15,000 families to access nursery places and free children’s services, and providing 7,500 affordable micro loans in Wales.