BII has invested over


In more than

300 organisations

Directly benefitting

1.8m people

Jobs created


We are the social investment arm of The Big Issue. We extend the mission of The Big Issue by investing between £20,000 and £3 million in social enterprises and charities that prevent and tackle poverty and create opportunity for people across the UK.


Our new Impact Loans England programme is now open. This programme is offering loan finance of between £20,000 and £150,000 for social enterprises and charities across the UK.

Write to us at with an expression of interest and someone from the team will get back to you.

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Big Issue Invest was set up to help tackle and prevent some of our biggest social problems. What we do is not charity. We invest in businesses led by socially minded entrepreneurs from all walks of life. We understand first hand how good, smart businesses can do great things.

Nigel Kershaw, Chair of The Big Issue Group