Case Studies

Fair for You

Social enterprise Fair for You is taking on the rent-to-own sector offering an alternative to exploitative high cost lenders. It does this through providing affordable loans for essential items which are repaid in flexible, affordable instalments. Read more about their ground-breaking work disrupting a dysfunctional market here.

Leeds Community Homes

Leeds community homes are looking to address the housing crisis through using community shares to deliver funding for 16 affordable homes in Leeds city centre.

South Bristol Sports Centre

Read how social investment was used by South Bristol Sports Centre to secure the centre’s future and improve the lives of young people in the area.

Publications

The Social Economy Alliance Manifesto

Published for the 2015 general election, the manifesto sets out policies which, if implemented, would help the social economy grow.

Right to Invest

The Right to Invest Report looks at the case for community ownership analysing a few of the markets beset by scandals and rising prices – rail, football, the press, housing, banking and energy.