The Gathering
20th & 21st February / SEC, Glasgow
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Big Issue Invest Scotland


Big Issue Invest is the social investment arm of the Big Issue Group. We operate across the UK, providing loans of between £10,000 and £3 million to charities and social enterprises.

We have three levels of investment options

  • Early Stage – Power Up Scotland – loans of up to £50,000 for early stage social enterprises and charities. This is delivered through a mentoring and support programme, in partnership with Aberdeen Standard Investments, The University of Edinburgh, The Scottish Government and Brodies LLP
  • Mid Scale – Impact Loans – Flexible and affordable loans of up to £250,000 for mid-scale charities and social enterprises
  • Impact Investments – Investments of up to £3 million for larger charities and social enterprises making impact in Scotland.

“If it wasn’t for Big Issue Invest we wouldn’t have been able to do this. We wouldn’t have been able to scale up Hey Girls without the support, not even just the money but the mentoring, the training and the connections we’ve been able to make. With contracting advice, mentoring from top firms across the country, we’ve been able to become a more solid-feeling organisation.”  
Celia Hodson, Hey Girls Founder and Power Up Scotland participant.

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