Big Issue Invest

Support for our investees and the sector

Big Issue Invest is partnering with Social Investment Business to provide access to emergency loans for social enterprises, charities and profit for purpose companies affected by the Covid-19 crisis.

Big Issue Invest is supporting social enterprises affected by Covid-19 crisis to access the Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund (RRLF) which is now open for applications.

Big Issue Invest has partnered with Social Investment Business to support social enterprises, charities and profit for purpose companies affected by the Covid-19 crisis to access the RRLF emergency fund. The £25 million fund is backed by the British Business Bank’s ‘Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme’ (CBILS). Find more information on how to apply here.

If you are a current or previous investee of Big Issue Invest

Please contact your Investment Manager at Big Issue Invest to learn more about the RRLF scheme and your eligibility. If you are unable to contact your Investment Manager, please reach out to Kevin Lloyd Evans at kevin.lloyd-evans@bigissue.com

If you are new to Big Issue Invest and seeking investment

We are more than happy to help you. Please watch this space for updates and more information on how you can work with Big Issue Invest to access the RRLF scheme. In the meantime, please refer to the information on this page.

We are still providing investment and support through all of our live investment and funding programmes. Please find more information here.

If you would like to partner with Big Issue Invest

Please contact mark.lovell@bigissue.com or joshua.meek@bigissue.com to find out how you can support businesses in your area.

Other resources and support

Big Issue Invest is committed to supporting the social sector through this crisis. As such, we will periodically update our investees about other funding sources. We recommend all investees and social organisations to refer to the following sites for updates relating to Covid-19:

Big Issue Invest is proud to be working in partnership with Social Investment Business, Social And Sustainable Capital, Charity Bank and Big Society Capital in the delivery of this fund.

Every copy counts this Christmas

Your local vendor is at the sharp end of the cost-of-living crisis this Christmas. Prices of energy and food are rising rapidly. As is the cost of rent. All at their highest rate in 40 years. Vendors are amongst the most vulnerable people affected. Support our vendors to earn as much as they can and give them a fighting chance this Christmas.

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