Homes for Good receives £3.5m further investment from SASC to grow property portfolio in Scotland

December 6, 2021 by  
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Homes for Good, Scotland’s first social enterprise lettings agency, which specialises in supporting people on low incomes and with limited housing choice, has received a £3.5m investment from Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC) to grow its property portfolio. This is SASC’s second investment in Homes for Good, which will use the funds to purchase up […]

Target Housing’s Thrive Project: John’s Story

November 16, 2021 by  
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Our Thrive project is our newest service which provides long-term permanent housing and support to clients with complex needs. John suffers from mental health and physical issues. Due to arthritis and other progressive physical health issues he has very limited mobility and relies on the use of walking sticks. Before joining Thrive, John’s accommodation did […]

CCP’s Annual Impact Report 2020-2021

Read our borrower CCP’s first Annual Impact Report for 2020-2021. Visit their interactive site to read about the highlights and challenges they faced over the last year. “This site showcases the people CCP have helped over the last year, how we helped them, and how we allocated our resources. We take a look back at a […]

SASC invests £2.65m into HEYM to expand their accommodation services

October 20, 2021 by  
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Hull and East Yorkshire Mind (HEYM), a mental health charity and a Registered Provider of supported housing, has received its first social investment loan from Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC). The loan of £2.65 million will be used to purchase properties and improve the accommodation it provides for adults and young people experiencing poor mental […]

Homeless Oxfordshire builds portfolio of accommodation for the homeless thanks to investment from SASC

September 22, 2021 by  
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Homelessness Oxfordshire, the largest provider of supported accommodation for homeless people in Oxfordshire, has received a social investment loan from Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC), from its Social and Sustainable Housing fund (SASH) to increase and improve the quality of accommodation it provides for rough sleepers in Banbury and Oxford. The charity plays a central [...]

Spotlight On – Giroscope, our borrower in Hull

September 13, 2021 by  
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Giroscope was set up in 1985 by volunteers motivated to regenerate a deprived neighbourhood of Hull. The charity buys and renovates empty properties to provide homes for those in need. Giroscope works with many volunteers who are at risk of social exclusion, and trains them through the Construction Skills Certification Scheme. SASC’s loan financed the purchase and renovation […]

Spotlight On – Hull Women’s Network, our borrower in Hull

September 9, 2021 by  
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Hull Women’s Network (HWN) is an experienced award-winning charity in the Preston Road area of Hull. HWN was established in 2004 to help address domestic violence across the city. With the benefit of access to safe, high quality housing, HWN supports women and their children to break free on their first attempt. SASC provided loans from […]

Spotlight On – Child Dynamix, our borrower in Hull

September 9, 2021 by  
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Child Dynamix is a charity that was established in 2005 in Hull. The charity provides high quality, affordable nursery provision in some of Hull and Grimsby’s most deprived communities. SASC’s loan enabled the charity to purchase and refurbish a 53-place nursery (Boulevard) – the charity’s third nursery. Here you can learn more about Child Dynamix’s services in Hull:  

Giroscope: Volunteers in Hull helping to provide homes for those in need

August 16, 2021 by  
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Our borrower Giroscope was set up by volunteers motivated to regenerate a deprived neighbourhood of Hull. Giroscope buys and renovates empty properties to provide homes for those in need working with many volunteers who are at risk of social exclusion, and trains them through the Construction Skills Certification Scheme. Learn more about the charity and […]

Emerging Futures secures £2.3m loan from SASC to expand and improve supported housing portfolio

July 13, 2021 by  
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Emerging Futures, a not for profit organisation that provides emergency and transitional supported housing for vulnerable people, including those experiencing  problems with substance misuse, low-level mental health and homelessness, and/or involvement with the criminal justice system, has received a £2.3m social investment loan from Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC), from its Social and Sustainable Housing [...]

Small Charity Week: Spotlight on Child Dynamix

June 16, 2021 by  
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It is Small Charity Week – an annual event that highlights the difference that small charities make to people’s lives. We work with many inspirational small charities such as Child Dynamix in Hull, whose childcare and family services have been making a real difference to people’s lives since 2005. Our partnership with them started in [...]

Reflections on Hermina Popa’s time at SASC

March 17, 2021 by  
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Published: 17th March 2021 Hermina joined SASC in February 2018, as Portfolio Manager, and was promoted to Portfolio Director in early 2020. Here she shares her reflections on 3 years with SASC. I joined SASC in 2018 when SASC had invested a total of £47.2m into 17 organisations. 3 of these organisations were based in Hull [...]

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