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

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.
For Jimmy works with young people, schools, businesses and communities to create the safest spaces for young people to grow up in.

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Discover how community businesses achieved a typical 92% increase in income from trading, supported by a… https://t.co/mIzLrDhRdW 5 hours 23 min ago
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Listen to our CEO, in the 1st episode of 'Podcasts for Social Entrepreneurs' - a series exploring soci… https://t.co/t7Fb4sbE7J 3 days 4 hours ago
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Nick Temple , our CEO, considers the power dynamic between investor and investee and how we've tried to… https://t.co/NhSEDWEdfZ 3 days 22 hours 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/s9xCUo6qAu 4 days 2 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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