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Giroscope, which received investment from Social and Sustainable Capital

2020 investments

In 2020, we provided finance to fund managers across our strategy themes and portfolio.

Early action Ada Ventures £3m Gender and minority-focused pre-seed venture fund.
Bethnal Green Ventures £3m Tech for good venture fund investing at accelerator, pre-seed and seed stage as companies build a path to scale.
Connect Ventures III £3m Follow-on investment into a fund backing purpose-led founders of tech-enabled ventures that build a better society.
Eka Ventures £8m Impact venture fund investing at Series A stage in sustainable consumer technology companies.
Good Food Fund £1.1m Pilot fund in partnership with Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, supporting healthy challenger food brands to scale in order to improve access for lower-income communities who disproportionately experience childhood obesity.
Homes Bridges Evergreen BSC Housing Fund £2.5m Part of the Everyone In initiative, a fund generating improved social outcomes for homeless people and those at risk of homelessness.
National Homelessness Property Fund
£5m Part of the Everyone In initiative, this fund aims to provide homes to formerly homeless people or those at risk of homelessness.
Resonance Supported Homes Fund £5m Property fund providing supported living to adults with learning disabilities, developed in partnership with United Response.
Social and Sustainable Housing £11m Follow-on investment into a fund providing better solutions to charities supporting vulnerable people through housing.
Social and Sustainable Housing
Side-car LP
£4m Side fund to the Social and Sustainable Housing fund, aiming to provide additional funding to support vulnerable and homeless people in Gloucestershire and Lincolnshire.
Women in Safe Homes fund £10m Housing fund providing affordable, safe, and secure homes across the UK for women and their children experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
Place Arts and Culture Impact Fund £6m Follow-on fund established to fulfil unmet demand and deliver social impact through the arts.
SASC Bridge Finance £5m Follow-on investment for lending to community groups, enabling them to develop, own and govern a proportion of professionally developed ground-mounted solar farms.
General portfolio Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund £25m Loan fund established to support social enterprises and charities whose businesses have been disrupted by the pandemic, with guarantees from the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS).
Resonance Health and Wellbeing
£1m Follow-on investment to support VCSEs and SMEs in the health and social care sector.
Schroder BSC Social Impact Trust
£22m Listed investment company established in partnership between Big Society Capital and Schroders, to provide investors with the opportunity to invest in a diversified portfolio of private market social impact investments, with a focus on delivering a positive social impact in the UK.