Our Impact

We measure our success in terms of the impact we create. All of our investments deliver positive change for individuals, communities, and the wider society.


We invest in organisations across the UK

It doesn’t matter where in the UK you are – our funds are open to social purpose organisations across the country.

Our Impact Methodology

We believe that social enterprises are rising to the challenge of finding innovative, sustainable solutions to the UK’s biggest social problems. Which is why we provide mission-driven organisations with the finance they need to achieve their impact goals. At Big Issue Invest we turn capital into products, and products into impact.

In 2020/21, Big Issue Invest supported 184 social enterprises across the UK with £39.7 million Assets Under Management. We provided 61% of our investees with repayment holidays during the pandemic.

We also provided £3.2 million of grants to 118 grantees across England as part of the National Lottery Community Fund’s ‘Social Enterprise Support Fund’ and supported the Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund to disburse £5.5 million through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme.

Over 50% of our investees managed to grow or maintain their work during the pandemic. However, even more support will be required to help investees fully recover in the near future.

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Impact Services

For corporate organisations

For corporate organisations

We work with corporate partners in a variety of roles to provide expert support in measuring social performance of investments, bonds and portfolios.
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For social enterprises

For social enterprises

We provide technical assistance to social purpose organisations as they prepare for investment and expand their operations.
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Investors & Partners

Impact Reports

Big Issue Invest’s Social Impact Report reveals £10.7 million in investments
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Big Issue Invest’s Social Impact Report reveals £10.7 million in investments

Big Issue Invest launches Impact report 2020 to mark 10 years since the launch of its first ever investment fund
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Big Issue Invest launches Impact report 2020 to mark 10 years since the launch of its first ever investment fund

Big Issue Invest releases impact report for Power Up Scotland investment programme
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Big Issue Invest releases impact report for Power Up Scotland investment programme

Case Studies

Co-op joins Hey Girls and Big Issue Invest Power Up programme in the fight against period poverty
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Co-op joins Hey Girls and Big Issue Invest Power Up programme in the fight against period poverty

How Big Issue Invest is supporting projects and providing work
Employment

How Big Issue Invest is supporting projects and providing work

Invisible Cities launch travel subscription box for kids
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Invisible Cities launch travel subscription box for kids

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