Social Business Trust marks 10 years of supporting the growth of social enterprises with A Decade of Difference report to showcase some of the impact the corporate partners and the social enterprises and charities have achieved together.

• 2.7 million beneficiaries in the UK helped over the past 10 years through SBT’s work
• 47,384 volunteering hours provided in-kind to social enterprises since 2010
• £24.8m cash value of support and grants

SBT was founded by Permira and its then head, Sir Damon Buffini, together with leading social entrepreneur Adele Blakebrough MBE. Its mission is focused on helping outstanding social enterprises unlock their potential and expand their impact.

Seeing the work of our social enterprises and partners in action is a joy to experience. As we look forward to the next ten years, the people who make up SBT will continue to hold a genuine and profound belief that bringing together the best of business and the best of social enterprise has the potential to create a more sustainable and more just society for us all. – Larissa Joy, Chair, SBT

Over the last ten years, SBT has formed a network of the world’s leading businesses to join us in fulfilling our vision. Those firms are united in their shared beliefs that business has a leading role to play in tackling some of society’s biggest issues and that – with the right support – successful, thriving social enterprises can scale, become more sustainable and grow to ultimately reach many more people.– Adele Blakebrough MBE, CEO and Founder, SBT

We hope in the report, you will get a sense of the achievements of the past decade and see how we are planning for the next 10 years.

Read the Decade of Difference report