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Big Issue Invest (BII) is the social investment arm of The Big Issue. BII helps prevent poverty and creates opportunity by backing sustainable social enterprises, charities and ventures.

Big Issue Invest (BII) is a specialist provider of finance to social enterprises led by social entrepreneurs and staffed by social financiers. Since 2005 BII has invested nearly £30m in more than 330 social enterprises, directly benefitting over 1.8m people, sustainably employing 3,200 and training 14,000.


BII provide investment from £50,000 - £1.5million in the form of loans, participation loans (where repayment is linked to the future performance of the enterprise) and equity and understand how to develop innovative finance solutions which help organisations tackle poverty and create opportunity.


BII is born out of a social enterprise itself and is led by social entrepreneurs and experienced social financiers who have first-hand experience of setting-up and running profitable social enterprises in both good and difficult times.


BII will consider funding businesses that have been established for less than 24 months but on a case by case basis.


1-5 Wandsworth Rd



0207 526 3440

further support please call the growth hub team on 01293 305965

Malcolm Brabon

Head of Services

Lou Williams

Growth Manager

Matthew Heath

Growth Grant Project Manager

Ryan Davies

Growth Relationship Team Leader

Jonathan Alderman

Business Analyst

Andrew Kerry-Bedell

Growth Adviser

Richard Butcher

Growth Adviser

Carolyn Bentley

Growth Adviser

Luke West

Business Growth Executive

Taygan Paxton

Growth Coordinator

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