Big Issue Invest is the social investment arm of The Big Issue Group. Its mission is to prevent and tackle poverty by creating opportunities for people and communities and its core business is providing finance to social enterprises. Big Issue Invest is creating a ‘social merchant bank’, by social entrepreneurs, Read more [...]
Charity Bank – a bank for good Charity Bank is an ethical savings and loans bank with a mission to use money for good. We’re entirely owned by charitable foundations, trusts and social purpose organisations and staff do not receive discretionary bonuses. When savers deposit with us, we lend their Read more [...]
Community Land and Finance CIC (CLF CIC) is a Community Development Finance Institution , providing finance solutions to community groups undertaking projects that benefit local people and help achieve more sustainable and functional communities. Examples of projects that may qualify for funding include: Affordable housing, community shops or workspace and Read more [...]
Key Fund is a social enterprise and understands the unique difficulties faced by similar organisations when looking to develop and grow. By providing loan tailored investments throughout the North of England and the Midlands, we are continuing in our mission to break down the barriers to accessing finance, enabling organisations Read more [...]
Ulster Community Investment Trust (UCIT) has assisted over 360 community organisations, charities and social enterprises in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland providing loan finance in excess of £50million. Loans are available for many purposes including bridging funding gaps, working capital, purchasing equipment and property, restructuring existing debt and Read more [...]
Social Enterprise Mark CIC exists to recognise and build the capabilities of social enterprises as competitive, sustainable businesses, dedicated to maximising social impact above shareholder profit.
We are committed to ensuring the social enterprise business model remains ethical, credible and commercial through accreditation.
The Social Enterprise Mark is the only internationally available social enterprise accreditation, enabling credible social enterprises to demonstrate their commitment to creating benefits for people and the planet.
The Social Enterprise Gold Mark offers enhanced accreditation and is the route to social enterprise excellence.