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At Big Issue Invest, we know how to run a successful social impact business. Drawing on decades of experience we offer strategic financial investments and comprehensive support that impact the lives of millions of people in the UK.

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Our Investment Approach

We specialise in investing in social enterprises, social purpose businesses, and charities. We emphatically believe that strategic financial investment, combined with wrap-around support, forms the fundamental basis for driving effective social impact.

Partnering for Positive Change

We’ll work with you to build a collaborative, financially sound, impact generating partnership. Furthermore, no matter your investment experience, our team of dedicated Investment Managers will understand your unique requirements and support you through your investment journey.

Why Partner with Us?

  • Tailored Support: Our experienced team works with you to understand your specific requirements, and afterwards offers support at every stage of your growth journey.
  • Strategic Investments: We provide capital but equally, our funding is strategic, targeted, and geared towards long-term impact.
  • Impact Generation Experience: We have delivered positive change to millions of people across the UK for over 20 years and so know what it takes to achieve meaningful impact.

Open Investment Funds & Programmes

Since 2005 we’ve supported over 550 organisations with £80 million in funding.

Presently we offer a range of repayable and blended finance options, from loans as small as £20,000 to larger investments of up to £4 million. Find out more about each programme and fund below.

Power Up London Accelerator Programme

An accelerator and grant programme for early-stage organisations supporting underrepresented communities in Greater London.

Impact Loans England

Loan finance from £20k – £400k for social impact organisations in England seeking investment.

Growth Impact Fund

Equity and loan finance focusing for diverse-led organisations working to tackle inequality in the UK.

Social Impact Debt Fund IV

Loan finance from £1m – £4m for established UK organisations in the Health and Social Care, Affordable Housing and Homelessness, and Community and Social Infrastructure sectors.

Investment Stories

Chocolate Films, World Heart Beat, and ThinkForward are three incredible investees we’ve worked with, find out more about their impact below. In total, we supported 140 investees in 2023.

Join us and stay up to date with more investment stories and news here.

Recognised for Excellence and Impact

We take pride in our awards and accreditations, a testament to our commitment to effecting meaningful social impact investing.

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