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Social Impact Investing to End Poverty

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Social Impact Investing with Big Issue Invest

We invest in Social Enterprises, Social-Purpose Businesses and Charities creating core solutions to end poverty in the UK. Founded by impact entrepreneurs John Bird and Nigel Kershaw, from the Big Issue Group, we are one of the leaders in social impact investing.

Since 2005, we have invested over £80m in more than 550 organisations, who all share the Big Issue Group’s mission – to create innovative solutions through enterprise and unlock social and economic opportunity for people affected by poverty. Will you join us and deliver social impact across the UK?

For Investors Seeking Social Impact

Partner with us to create lasting social impact. Explore our diverse range of investments, and successful stories that deliver core solutions to solving poverty.

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For Organisations Seeking Impact Investment

We grow organisations with a social mission, drawing on decades of experience in this field. Access funding, support, and a network committed to your growth and impact. Start your social impact investment journey today. 

Our Impact

We have positively impacted the lives of millions of people affected by poverty in the UK. Our social impact investing delivers core solutions to solving poverty – from affordable housing to employment support and healthcare solutions – and our impact is heavily focused on areas of the UK with the highest levels of deprivation. 

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Trusted by Leading Social Impact Investors and Partners

Our commitment to social impact investing has earned the trust of distinguished investors and partners. Together, we’ve delivered social impact across multiple sectors. Explore our network.

Recognised for Excellence and Impact

We take pride in our awards and accreditations, a testament to our commitment to effecting meaningful social impact investing.

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Social investment arm of the Big Issue Group opens up applications for second cohort of social enterprises in London  
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Social investment arm of the Big Issue Group opens up applications for second cohort of social enterprises in London  

Mark Porter is announced as new Chair of Big Issue Invest 
Big Issue Invest CEO, Danyal Sattar with Mark Porter, newly appointed Chair of Big Issue Invest
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Mark Porter is announced as new Chair of Big Issue Invest 

How a school for kids with complex educational needs is changing lives: ‘These kids can thrive’
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How a school for kids with complex educational needs is changing lives: ‘These kids can thrive’

Big Issue Invest calls for applications from social ventures and charities across England from its £15M Impact Loans England programme
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Big Issue Invest calls for applications from social ventures and charities across England from its £15M Impact Loans England programme