What we do

We provide loans, grants and strategic support to charities and social enterprises to help them improve people’s lives. 

We have helped hundreds of organisations become more resilient and sustainable so that they can grow and increase their impact.

We were one of the UK’s first social investors and since 2002 have provided over £400 million of loans and grants to charities and social enterprises. 

Impact stories

Café Van Gogh is a social enterprise vegan restaurant in South London named after the impressionist artist who lived in the area in the 1870s.
Cycle Penistone CIC is a community bike facility and shop that promotes an inclusive approach to cycling through its various activities, products and services.
Empire Fighting Chance is a charity which uses boxing and educational programmes to help young people flourish and fulfil their potential.

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A warm welcome to Rob Benfield, our new Director of Enterprise + Development, set to "strengthen our ability to pla… https://t.co/DWbdqqxpHB 18 hours 26 min ago
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Gen , our Director of L&I, casts an eye on our town centres; How 'short-termism' among local authoriti… https://t.co/Nc1xaolawh 18 hours 27 min ago
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Season's greetings! our office will be closed from Monday 24th December and re-open on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. 🎅🎄… https://t.co/YFuKysJHDM 1 day 19 hours ago
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The Social Investment Business is the trading name for the Social Investment Business Foundation, Registered Company No. 05777484 (England), Registered Charity No. 1117185 (England & Wales), The Social Investment Business Limited, Registered in England No. 06490609, VAT No. 927456693, Futurebuilders-England Limited, Registered in England No. 05066676 and Forward Enterprise FM Ltd, Registered in England No.11238102. Registered Office: CAN Mezzanine, Borough, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4YR.

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