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Welcome to Big Issue Invest, where financial returns meet social impact. For nearly two decades, we've been pioneers in social impact investing, driving positive change to end poverty in the UK.

For Investors Seeking Social Impact

OUR IMPACT

Impact Investment with Big Issue Invest

Whether you’re a first-time investor or experienced in delivering social impact, we’re here to guide you*. Our aim is to build collaborative, financially sound partnerships that generate meaningful impact investments.​

For nearly 20 years we have successfully delivered financial and social returns across more than 550 impact investments. These investments have positively impacted the lives of millions of people affected by poverty in the UK.

“Capital at risk. Funds are available to professional clients only. Past performance is not a guarantee for future results. Big Issue Invest is authorised and regulated by the FCA (FRN610618)

Partnering for Positive Change

We have a team of Investment Directors currently with £45million assets under management. Their backgrounds combine traditional investment expertise, specialist social impact investment knowledge, and lived experience of poverty. The Directors and their teams will work with you to build a collaborative, financially sound impact generating partnership.

Why Partner with Us?

  • Tailored Support: Our experienced team works with you to understand your specific goals.
  • Strategic Investments: We ensure your capital is strategically 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.

Bespoke Partnerships for your Impact Investment

We design bespoke programmes for partners that are keen to explore or expand work on social investment. You may want to:​

  • Run your own social impact investment programme, but lack FCA permissions​
  • Develop your organisation’s skills around social investment and impact measurement​
  • Collaborate with us to deliver positive impact for a specific area or group

Impact Reports

Impact Report 2023

Impact Report 2023

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Impact Report 2022

Impact Report 2022

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Impact Report 2021

Impact Report 2021

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Big Issue Invest Trust

Since July 2018, the Trust has operated a grants programme, disbursing £406,000 to 24 organisations, supporting the growth of early-stage social enterprises. 

Following the outbreak of Covid 19, and its unprecedented impact on Big Issue vendors, the Big Issue Invest Trust board announced in July 2020 that it would support the vital work of The Big Issue by granting funds on to the social enterprise to enable it to deliver programmes which support marginalised and vulnerable people. To date the Trust has provided £679k of grant funding to the Big Issue, enabling the development of a range of financial and digital skills, training and employability programmes.

Support the Trust​

For more information about Big Issue Invest Trust or to contribute to our impactful work, email lara.mccullagh@bigissue.com. Join us in making a lasting difference in the fight to dismantle poverty.

Trusted by Leading Social Impact Investors and Partners

Our commitment to social impact investing has earned the trust of distinguished investors and partners. Together, we’ve delivered social impact across multiple sectors. Explore our network.

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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