Mayors Blog - Bristol & Bath Regional Capital third birthday Posted on December 6, 2018 by marvinjrees Today’s guest blog comes from Edward Rowberry, Chief Executive of Bristol and Bath Regional Capital, following their third birthday celebrations last night. For...
Date: April 2019 By: Seanique Reuben Bristol Credit Union secures £500k to provide accessible alternative finance for those on the lowest incomes Bristol Credit Union (BCU) has won £500k in investment from Bristol City Council (BCC). The...
Magnificent seven claim NatWest SE100 Social Business Awards 2019 By Pioneers post Date: 28th March 2019 Nearly 300 people gathered in central London this week to hear who had won the top spots in this year’s NatWest SE100 Awards. Seven awards were made to outstanding...
By Anna Patton 7th March 2019 Bristol & Bath Regional Capital, set up in 2015 to connect investors with promising community projects in south-west England, is launching its own fund for the first time. Pioneers Post finds out why. The first...
Re-imagining better ways to live in our cities The Bristol Housing Festival is off to a flying start News release 22nd February 2019. By Bristol Housing Festival Following on from the inaugural exhibition in October 2018, the Bristol Housing Festival’s first two...
IN RESIDENCE SERVICES – INVESTMENT, GROWTH AND OFFICE SPACE Author: Briony Phillips Published: 23rd January 2019 Engine Shed provides a number of “in-residencies” – sometime called ‘office hours’ – that are available to anyone – regardless of sector or growth stage....
By Bristol 24/7 Bristol & Bath Regional Capital (BBRC) is a community-minded investment company based in and dedicated to improving communities in the West of England. Its mission is to encourage local communities, companies and investors to work together and...
On 5th December 2018, BSWN was delighted to be invited to the 3rd Anniversary event of Bristol & Bath Regional Capital (BBRC), hosted at the Leigh Court. BBRC have been a key partner in the sector and a great supporter of BSWN’s economic inclusion work. Our...
Can city leaders power up their ambitions for a new economy? Creative and social enterprises are already identifying and testing ideas benefiting their communities – and city leaders could do much more to support them. Creative and social enterprises are the “research...
Date: 6th September 2018 National Award for our work in developing New Homes in Bristol United Communities, Bristol & Bath Regional Capital (BBRC), the Cheyne Social Property Impact Fund (Cheyne) and HAB Housing were delighted to be the winner of a...
Did you know that estimates show over 20,000 children are living below the poverty line in Bristol today, and many of them struggle to access good quality, nutritious food on a regular basis?
The Big Potential Breakthrough scheme, funded by The Big Lottery. Funds provide access to expert investment readiness work for charities, voluntary and community sector organisations and enterprises.
Bristol & Bath Regional Capital CIC (BBRC), the recently launched not-for-profit investment intermediary, announced the completion of its first fundraise on behalf of the South Bristol Sports Centre (SBSC).
It is with great pleasure that I introduce Bristol & Bath Regional Capital CIC. We are at the starting line for what promises to be an exciting, innovative and worthwhile journey of discovery.
Social Enterprise UK, the national body representing all aspects of the social enterprise sector, announced today that BBRC is one of the finalists in the ‘Social Investment Deal of the Year’ category in its Social Enterprise Awards 2016.
BBRC held our One Year Anniversary event at South Bristol Sports Centre last Friday, 16th September.
BBRC exists to provide innovative finance solutions to some of Bristol’s trickiest problems, and homelessness as part of the wider ‘Housing Crisis’ is high up our priorities list.
Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, announced a strategic partnership between BBRC and his City Office initiative at his ‘State of the City’ annual mayor’s lecture last Thursday, aiming towards “structuring Bristol’s economy to work for all”.
BBRC’s Chief Executive Ed Rowberry will be chairing an Engine Shed Finance Briefing panel discussion, addressing the question: “It’s easier to socialise the commercial than it is to commercialise the social”
We are delighted to share the news that BBRC has won the Social Investment Deal of the Year Award at the UK Social Enterprise Awards 2016, held last night at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London.
David Clensy of the Bristol Post interviewed our Chief Executive Ed Rowberry last week to meet the team behind BBRC, and find out why we do what we do.
On Thursday the 11th of May 2017 between 16:30 and 18:30 Bristol and Bath Regional Capital will host an event at the St. John’s Foundation in Bath, in collaboration with The House and Business West.
BBRC values thought leadership and having a deeper understanding of the issues that are facing our city and wider region.
The Chapel at St John’s Foundation in central Bath was a serene, sunlit setting for a bustling room of attendees at Thursday’s “Opening New Doors” event.
Bristol & Bath Regional Capital (BBRC) has recently completed its third project, a £625,000 ‘refinance’ for local social enterprise Bristol Together.
ig Society Capital, one of the founding institutions in the Social Investment market, have finalised arrangements in the last few weeks to lend BBRC an unsecured loan to help us grow and deliver our regional ambitions.
This week the Bristol Post has announced that the construction of 161 new homes will begin in the site of a former primary school in Southmead, North Bristol.
We are delighted to announce that we have worked with local affordable counselling charity Network Counselling and Training to broker them a £350,000 mortgage on their own property in Filton, North Bristol.
BBRC are delighted to be announced as the Engine Shed‘s first Social ‘Investor-in-Residence’.
This article was first published in the economia and it was written by David Adams who looks at the forces and policies which drove housing issues to the top of the political agenda. The UK’s housing crisis boils down to one fact: not enough affordable...
Earlier this week the Bristol Post ran an article about how Grace Ekall started her own business whilst undergoing chemotherapy. Grace took a loan from the Community Innovation Fund (CIF), a pilot project sitting within Bristol & Bath Regional Capital.
At its most fundamental, community led housing is about a group of people, who care about their local area, coming together to build homes. Yes, the clue really is in the name!
From dancer to designer to chef, the founder of Sauce & Spice, Grace Ekall, is using her latest creative pursuit to spice up Bristol’s food scene.
When former legal adviser Kerry Mead, 41, split from her partner and needed a home to rent with her two children, Sammy, 9, and Ruby, 6, she realised a seismic shift had occurred in Bristol’s housing market.