Market Big Issue Invest's 'Corporate Social Venturing Challenge' (CSV).

The brief

Promote the challenge to attract entrants; maintain clear communications with corporate investors, ensure it was seen as a success so it would run year after year.

11
companies secured ?50k of funding and continued mentoring from corporate partners
20+
pieces of coverage
3rd
year running of the challenge

The result


  • More than 70 companies applied for the challenge over 6 months.

  • The quality of entrant was so high that BII choose 11 winners instead of 10.

  • The CSV raised over £1m for more than 20 companies.

  • The challenge is supported by the Cabinet Office as part of the £10m Social Investment Fund.

I have really enjoyed working with Aspectus. Their professionalism is matched by their commitment and enthusiasm for our mission. A great combination.

Nigel Kershaw, Chief Executive
Big Issue Invest

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