Over £100m drawn down from Big Society Capital

Over £100m drawn down from Big Society Capital

26 Jan 2015 | Alice Sharman

Cumulative figures from Big Society Capital have shown that since its inception in 2012 £104m has now been drawn down from the social investment wholesaler and its co-investors.


Over £100m drawn down from Big Society Capital

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