Big Issue Invest Outcomes Investment Fund LP

Fund addressing social challenges through outcomes-based contracts.

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The Fund provides social enterprises and charities with the up-front investment they need to deliver payment-by-results contracts, where income is dependent on delivering social outcomes set by a commissioner. Returns are linked to successfully achieving these outcomes.

Early intervention services target some of the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach communities in the UK, preventing problems from escalating and creating long term savings across a range of public services.

  • Fund size

    £10 million
  • Better Society Capital commitment

    £10 million

Key information

  • Geography

    UK wide
  • Investment type

    Outcomes contract
  • Fund manager

    Big Issue Invest
  • Investment status

  • Investment date

  • Term

    9 years


  • 10

    Number of social outcomes contract

  • 4,917

    Number of people that will benefit

  • 32

    Number of commissioners

Sustainable development goals

  • 1: No Poverty End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • 3: Good Health and Well-being Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable