Co-op joins Hey Girls and Big Issue Invest Power Up programme in the fight against period poverty

The period poverty-battling Hey Girls took another giant leap forward as its products hit the shelves of the community retailer, Co-op. With a £50,000 investment from Big Issue Invest, Hey Girls Day Time and Overnight Sani pads and Menstrual Cups can be found in just under 200 Co-op food stores, marking the launch of the Big Issue Invest Power Up programme. Founded by Celia Hodson with the help of her two daughters, Kate and Becky, Hey Girls sells a full range of Period Products on a ‘buy one give one’…

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Big Issue Invest commits £400,000 to support people affected by substance misuse in London to enter employment

A charity committed to helping over 1,700 people with a substance misuse background across eight London boroughs has received investment from Big Issue Invest’s (BII) Outcomes Investment Fund. Big Issue Invest, the social investment arm of The Big Issue provided the £400,000 Social Impact Bond (SIB) to WDP in late 2018. WDP is a drug and alcohol charity committed to helping people affected by substance misuse and it delivers multiple services on behalf of local authorities. The £400,000 outcomes-based contract is expected to help over 1,700 people with a substance…

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Edinburgh University invests £1m in Social Project

Edinburgh University has invested £1 million in a new partnership that seeks to dismantle poverty and create opportunity for people and communities across the UK. The University has stated it will work with Big Issue Invest, the social investment arm of The Big Issue Group, one of the world’s most recognised social enterprises and home to the award-winning street magazine. Edward Siegel Managing Director of Big Issue Invest said: “The University of Edinburgh’s investments into Big Issue Invest are truly pioneering in terms of social impact investment coming from university…

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