Great news – The Challenge wins over a third of all NCS contracts

Our investee, The Challenge, has won over a third of all National Citizen Service contracts, it was announced this week. The Challenge, which works towards social inclusion by bringing together young people to take on a challenge in their first summer after GCSEs and give back to their communities, already provides five contracts, and has won [...]

Our winning formula triples support for social enterprises

- Social Business Trust improves the lives of 300,000 people – London, 16 September 2014: Social Business Trust (SBT), a charity offering grants and professional expertise to the social enterprise sector, reveals today that for every pound it receives as a cash donation, they are able to increase this three-fold in the value of services [...]

How can social enterprises ready themselves to compete?

Adele Blakebrough MBE, chief executive of the Social Business Trust, and one of the early pioneers of social enterprise in the UK, takes a look at the latest proposition by the Labour Party to put aside public sector contracts for social enterprises. A good thing most will agree, but have social enterprises got what it [...]

SBT featured on London Live

We invested recently in Fashion Enter, a social enterprise which is changing the face of British garment manufacturing by training up a workforce in stitching skills, as well as running a successful factory supplying the likes of M&S, New Look, and Asos. The latter has also supported Fashion Enter for several years. Now, SBT’s partnership [...]



The commitment of these investors is to contribute £15m of cash and in-kind support over a 3-5 year period.

  • Bain & Company
  • British Gas
  • Clifford Chance
  • Credit Suisse
  • EY
  • Permira
  • Thomson Reuters