To date we have made five investments:
A bond issued by Greenwich Leisure Ltd
; GLL manages community sports and leisure facilities for the health and educational benefits of all, particularly disadvantaged groups.
A fund managed by Big Issue Invest
- Social Enterprise Investment Fund II; its mission is to tackle poverty and create opportunity by financing the growth of sustainable social enterprises.
Equity investment, initially in the form of a convertible loan, to Thrive
, a start-up company which provides simple and affordable access to scientifically proven mental health treatments via mobile, tablet or online.
A fund managed by Bridges Ventures – Evergreen Holdings
. This aims to provide ‘patient’ capital for developing social enterprises, whether becoming social, moving into employee-ownership, spinning out of the public sector or simply scaling up.
Equity investment in Enterobiotix
, a start-up biotechnology company focused on using the body’s own microorganisms to prevent and treat debilitating infections and diseases.