23 January | Family Action talks about their journey of taking on social investment

Family Action CEO David Holmes and Chairman Bryan Portman share their thoughts on the journey of taking on social investment in a recent Big Society Capital blog. Family Action has developed Safe Haven, an innovative intervention which was designed to improve outcomes for particularly vulnerable young people in care through the provision of intensive, wraparound support […]

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13 December | SASC co-investor of new £15m community-led housing facility

A new £15m Community-led Housing Facility has launched today. The facility, developed by Big Society Capital, will support the growth of community-led housing by investing alongside other social investors into projects across the UK. The facility will provide finance to larger, mainly urban projects at the post planning stage. SASC, together with FSE Group and […]

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21 November | Investing in Community Energy in Plymouth

Plymouth Energy Community (PEC) is an award-winning community benefit society working with a dual purpose – by delivering community renewable energy schemes as well as operating core services for local vulnerable people and people in fuel poverty. PEC aim to reduce energy bills, improve energy efficiency and generate a local green energy supply and to positively […]

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24 October | SASC is an Access Point

What is the Reach Fund? The Reach Fund will test a new model of investment readiness support to help charities and social enterprises raise investment.  This fund is investor led, which means that organisations apply through potential investors, who will be offering guidance and advice along the application process. The Reach Fund will offer small […]

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29 July | “2 Stars & A Wish”

As a team, we spend a lot of time talking about our kids’ shenanigans. We do our best to filter the stories to the interesting ones – not always something I succeed in doing, I’m sure! One of the best to emerge is from Ben’s daughter’s teacher, who encourages her students to regularly analyse things by […]

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BLOG: An Energised Community in Bristol | July 2016

The investment into the community owned solar farm will enable improved social outcomes in one of the most deprived parts of the South West. Last week marked an important milestone for SASC’s most recent investee, Bristol Energy Cooperative (‘BEC’), who completed the development of its 4.1 MGw solar farm in Lawrence Weston on schedule, meeting […]

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4 April | Victory for SASC & investee Spacious Place Contact at Social Investment Awards

Social Investment Awards celebrate another successful year The Social Investment Awards reward people and organisations that have contributed to growing the UK social investment market. Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson and Marcelino Castrillo, Managing Director of Business Banking at Natwest, congratulated the winners at the awards for social investors and social enterprises at the […]

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7 February | Up to 100% loan finance for charities & social enterprises

Are you looking to grow? SASC and Charity Bank can help you to achieve your goals and increase your social impact. By working together, our loans and joint expertise could help you: buy property and development sites refurbish existing property purchase community assets being transferred in your community develop buildings or property to be used by […]

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1 March | Delight for global victory by SASC investee Giroscope at World Habitat Awards

Self-Help Housing in the North of England The work is delivered by Canopy and Giroscope, two separate housing charities that train homeless and vulnerable people to renovate abandoned properties and bring them back into use. The completed houses provide low cost homes for local people who are homeless or in housing need.  Aims and Objectives Both […]

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