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Growing the social investment market: the landscape and economic impact

03 July 2013

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This report provides a robust scrutiny o​f the size and characteristics of the UK social investment market. In 2011/12 an important milestone was reached - the market surpassed the £200m mark in value for the first time. This demonstrates growth of almost a quarter in a year with the concomitant greater social good that can result from this market growth.

In addition and for the first time, this report presents detailed evidence of the positive economic impact of the market, nationally and regionally. At a gross level, over their lifetime, the 765 reported investments made in 2011/12 will result in the creation/safeguarding of 340 social ventures, 6,870 UK full time equivalent jobs, and £58m in GVA contribution to the economy. These results give weight to the business case for social investment.

This report, jointly commissioned by Big Lottery Fund, Big Society Capital, City of London and Her Majesty’s Government, provides much needed data to help understand the shape and scale of the UK social investment market and the positive economic impact it is delivering across the UK.​

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