Social Enterprise Investment Fund II

Fund providing debt and equity to growth stage social enterprises and charities.

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The Fund invests in ambitious social enterprises and charities with sustainable business models that are looking to grow their operations and increase their social impact.

The Fund provides a range of debt and equity investment, including secured and unsecured loans ranging from £250,000 to £3 million. The organisations are typically seeking to grow, need working capital or require capital for expenditure purposes.

  • Fund size

    £23.8 million
  • Better Society Capital commitment

    £15 million

Key information

  • Geography

    UK wide
  • Investment type

    Enterprise debt
  • Fund manager

    Big Issue Invest
  • Investment status

  • Investment date

  • Term

    12 years


  • 14

    Number of investees

  • £988,000

    Average loan size

  • 270,000

    Number of people benefiting annually

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
  • 7: Affordable and Clean Energy Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • 10: Reduced Inequality Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • 12: Responsible Consumption and Production Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns