SASC invests £2.15 million in Rochdale-based charity, WHAG to purchase homes for vulnerable people

March 24, 2022 by  
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WHAG, a provider of housing and support services to homeless women, and men and women experiencing and fleeing domestic abuse, has received its first social investment loan of £2.15 million from Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC). WHAG was set up as Rochdale Women’s Housing Aid Group in 1981, to provide affordable supported accommodation to homeless […]

Social and Sustainable Capital seeks housing charities in Southwest England to benefit from new £125m housing fund

February 28, 2022 by  
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According to Shelter[i], one in 206 people are homeless in England and every region has its own issues. Bristol recorded the second highest number of street homeless nationally at the 2020 national Rough Sleeper Street count and was one of two cities outside London with the highest number of people in temporary accommodation. Gloucester and [...]

A focus on growth as we celebrate achievements in 2021

December 20, 2021 by  
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As 2021 comes to an end, we reflect on some highlights over yet another challenging year due to the pandemic and look ahead to exciting developments for the New Year. Our fourth Impact Report published in February, aptly titled ‘Resilience & Opportunity in a time of uncertainty’ highlighted strong growth and increased investor interest and [...]

Social investment enables Valley House to buy homes to help those escaping domestic violence

December 16, 2021 by  
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In December 2019, Coventry-based housing charity, Valley House took out social investment for the first time. We invested £2.5 million from our ground-breaking Social and Sustainable Housing fund (SASH) to fund the acquisition of 22 properties with 29 bed spaces for Valley House’s supported housing services. Now as Valley House has just completed on its […]

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:  

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