Investments

At Big Issue Invest, we offer social enterprises and charities a range of repayable finance options, from loans as small as £20,000 to larger investments of up to £10 million as well as corporate mentoring and investment programmes designed for early stage social businesses.

Early Stage Lending

Connecting Futures

Connecting Futures

Connecting Futures, a new opportunity developed in partnership with abrdn Charitable Foundation, offers a tailored 12-month mentorship programme.
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Power Up Scotland Programme

Power Up Scotland Programme

Our Power Up Scotland Programme develops early stage social businesses through investment, business support and cross-sector partnerships.
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Early Stage Venturing Programme

Early Stage Venturing Programme

Early Stage Venturing Programme develops early stage social businesses through investment, business support and cross-sector partnerships.
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Social Impact Loans

Impact Loans England

Impact Loans England

Big Issue Invest offers loan finance between £20,000 to £150,000 to social enterprises and charities in England.
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London Housing Fund

London Housing Fund

This is a £10 million fund to finance the provision of new affordable housing in London.
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Social Impact Investment Funds

Social Impact Investment Funds

Social Impact Investment Funds

Our Social Enterprise Support Fund currently supports ambitious social enterprises and charities looking to grow their impact.
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Outcomes Investment Fund

Outcomes Investment Fund

Our Outcomes Investment Fund provides finance to charities and social enterprises delivering payment-by-results contracts into the public sector.
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Threadneedle UK Social Bond Fund

The UK Social Bond Fund was launched in January 2014 in partnership with Columbia Threadneedle, and was the first fixed income fund to offer ordinary people, as well as institutional investors, an opportunity to see their savings and investments do social good, as well as produce a financial return. To date the Fund has invested over £185million. Find out more here

Fund IV

Fund IV provides unitranche funding of up to £10m to impactful enterprises with balance sheets to support secured debt or contract income. Fund IV has a specialism within the Housing, Caring and Social Infrastructure sectors, helping investees build back better post-COVID and grow to meet the needs of their beneficiaries. Find out more here.

The Growth Impact Fund

In development since 2020, Big Issue Invest, UnLtd and Shift have partnered to create a new potential £25M fund designed to address the structural barriers surfaced from the commission. The Growth Impact Fund, launching imminently, will invest in 50- 60 ventures, focusing on diverse-led social enterprises tackling inequality in the UK. Find out more here.

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