Belfast Telegraph

Big Issue invests £10.7m in charities

By Alan Jones

The social investment arm of The Big Issue magazine invested £10.7 million in social enterprises and charities in the past year.

Big Issue Invest provides finance and support to organisations tackling poverty and creating opportunities for young people across the UK.

Young people, those living in poverty, long-term unemployed and people with mental health issues are all being helped by the programme of investment.

Lord John Bird, founder of The Big Issue, said: "It's brilliant to see the difference that Big Issue Invest is making right across the UK. It's also been fantastic to hear from investees about the positive impact they've been able to make in their local communities as a result of our investments."

Nigel Kershaw, chairman of The Big Issue Group, said: "The past 12 months have been unprecedented for us. We have made more investments than ever before..."

THE social investment arm of The Big Issue magazine invested £10.7m in social enterprises and charities in the past year.

Big Issue Invest provides finance and support to organisations tackling poverty and creating opportunities for young people across the UK. Young people, those living in poverty, long-term unemployed and people with mental health issues are all being helped by the programme of investment.

Lord John Bird, founder of The Big Issue, said: "It's brilliant to see the difference that Big Issue Invest is making right across the UK. It's also been fantastic to hear from investees about the positive impact they've been able to make in their local communities as a result of our investments."

Nigel Kershaw, chairman of The Big Issue Group, said: "The past 12 months have been unprecedented for us. We have made more investments than ever before."

Belfast Telegraph

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