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.