Set up in 2005 as the social investment arm of The Big Issue, Big Issue Invest exists to further the Big Issue's activities and reach by financing the growth of sustainable social enterprises and charities. Their goal is to continue supporting organisations that are seeking to make a positive difference for people and communities across the UK.
Their social impact:
They provide finance to organisations that create positive social impact. We have made more than 330 investments since 2005, over 50% of which were into organisations working in the 25% most deprived areas of the UK.
Big Issue Invest offers social enterprises and charities, loans and investment from Â£ 20,000 to Â£ 3 million. They currently manage or advise on Â£ 170 million worth of social funds and we have a range of funds, products and programmes designed to suit a variety of organisations.