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Citizenship and Community

Communities across the UK can face significant challenges, including poverty, crime and the closure of vital local services. But social impact investment, including community shares, can help create thriving and inclusive communities, developing local solutions that meet local needs with the right kind of finance and support. Communities are using social business models to buy community buildings, develop community spaces, and install community energy schemes that generate unrestricted income from selling energy which can be spent on local services and bringing other assets into community ownership.

​These social enterprises, charities, and social purpose organisations can help individuals feel they have a stake in their communities, and let them see they can make a conscious contribution to them, while developing thriving places that bring local people together.

  • £84.5m Amount committed to Citizenship and Community by Big Society Capital and other investors alongside us
  • 171 Number of frontline investments