IDAS secures £1.685m Investment from SASC to expand housing for domestic abuse survivors

May 7, 2024 by  
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Independent Domestic Abuse Services (IDAS), the largest specialist charity in the North of England, supporting people affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence, has secured a significant social investment loan of £1.685 million from Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC) to expand its range of safe accommodation for those fleeing abuse. The loan from SASC’s Social [...]

SASC invests £2.33 million in The Brick to fund properties to support homeless people in Greater Manchester

April 29, 2024 by  
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The Brick, a leading UK charity addressing poverty and homelessness across Wigan and Leigh in Greater Manchester, has received a social investment loan of £1.93 million from Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC) alongside £400k of grant funding from Access Foundation’s Cost of Living Social Investment Support Fund* to buy properties to support people experiencing homelessness. [...]

SASC’s support for the domestic abuse sector

April 25, 2024 by  
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Most readers of this blog will know what a serious social problem domestic abuse is. Governments have recently been recognising its importance, too. In 2019 the UK Parliament appointed Nicole Jacobs as the first Domestic Abuse Commissioner for England and Wales; in 2022 she was reappointed for a second three-year term. In 2018 the Scottish [...]

SASC 2023 Impact Report

April 12, 2024 by  
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A new chapter for SASC

September 11, 2023 by  
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Benjamin Rick, co-founder of SASC, has today stepped down as CEO. SASC was founded in 2012 by Ben and Adam Knight. Ben and Adam believed that there were many charities in the UK that could do more to support disadvantaged people if they had access to the right kind of finance. Over the last eleven […]

SASC Team Highlights 2022

December 20, 2022 by  
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We wanted to end the year by sharing some of our personal highlights from 2022. During lockdown, SASC has doubled in size, from a small firm where everyone did a bit of everything, to a team structure focussed on specific areas of work that drive the business forward. The achievements of this year are due, [...]

Reflections on 2022 and a look ahead to next year

December 16, 2022 by  
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2022 is coming to a close, and it’s a year that brought fresh challenges to businesses and charities with the cost of living crisis impacting organisations at a time when they are still recovering from the pandemic years. All of this means our investment activity is increasingly important. Here we reflect on some of our [...]

Peter Bedford Housing Association’s Biennial Impact Report 2020-2022

November 25, 2022 by  
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Read Peter Bedford Housing Association’s Biannual Impact Report for 2020-2022, “A New Way Forward: Tackling Loneliness and Building Inclusion“. The report looks at the work done by the staff and volunteers during the pandemic years. It highlights the efforts made to create a community and look after their vulnerable tenants in north London.

SASC invests £2m in North East charity Handcrafted to develop its supported accommodation services

November 17, 2022 by  
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Handcrafted, a charity that helps disadvantaged and socially isolated people in Durham, Gateshead and Chester-le-Street, has received a social investment loan of £2m from Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC) to expand its supported housing services. The loan from SASC’s Social and Sustainable Housing fund (SASH) will enable Handcrafted to purchase 23 properties and house at […]

SASC invests £2.8m in The Benjamin Foundation to buy properties for young people facing homelessness in East Anglia

November 11, 2022 by  
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The Benjamin Foundation, a charity that supports young people and families across Norfolk and Suffolk to overcome big challenges in their lives, has received a social investment loan of £2.8 million from Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC). The loan from SASC’s Social and Sustainable Housing fund (SASH) will enable The Benjamin Foundation to buy 10 […]

SASC launches SASH II, its second fund delivering supported accommodation across the UK

November 1, 2022 by  
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Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC) has launched its second housing fund, Social and Sustainable Housing II (SASH II) with almost £35m of commitments. The fund will allow SASC to continue providing loans to best in class social landlords. With a target size of £125m, the fund aims to help over 30 organisations purchase 1,000 properties, […]

A social investment journey – the team at CCP tells us what they have learnt since taking their first loan

October 27, 2022 by  
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Caring for Communities and People (CCP) took a £2.85m loan from SASC in 2020 to buy housing for vulnerable young people. This autumn they bought their final property using this investment. The team at CCP used this milestone as an opportunity to reflect on the impact that social investment has had and what they learnt […]

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