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.

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113-115 Fonthill Road
Finsbury Park
London N4 3HH

Head of Communications and Marketing, Amelia Seeto,, 020 7526 3448

0207 526 3440
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