LEYF wins at Social Enterprise Awards

It was great to see some of our portfolio nominated at the Social Enterprise Awards – Young Advisors in the Inspiring Youth Enterprise award, and four CEOs in the Social Enterprise Women’s Champion category; Karen Mattison and Emma Stewart of Timewise, Dr Jane Davis of The Reader Organisation, and June O’Sullivan of London Early Years [...]

SBT to support teaching improvement charity

Catch Up®, a registered charity that trains Teachers and Teaching Assistants to significantly improve the core literacy and numeracy skills of struggling learners, has won the support of the Social Business Trust (SBT), with an initial investment of professional and financial support worth £320,000. This represents the latest investment for SBT, bringing its portfolio to [...]

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 [...]



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