Benefits of Investment | Foundation East

Benefits of Investment

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Economic Return


Investing in Foundation East enables you to contribute positively to your local economy. 100% of your investment is loaned to small businesses who can’t get a loan from the bank. Your investment helps to:

  • Supports the development of local businesses;
  • Safeguards existing jobs and creates new jobs;
  • Relieves the pressure on the public purse through reducing benefit claims;
  • Increase local taxes being paid to the local authority by increasing local economic activity;
  • £15.68 for every £1 spent proven economic return.
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Social Return


Investing in Foundation East enables you to contribute positively to your local community. 100% of your investment is loaned to small businesses who can’t get a loan from the bank. An investment by us into a small business enables the business owner to:

  • Fulfil their personal ambition to become an entrepreneur;
  • Change their lives and the lives of their families for the better;
  • Improve their business and life skills and empowers them to make better decisions;
  • Improve their personal well-being and personal circumstances.

Financial Return


Investing in Foundation East enables you to contribute positively to your local community. 100% of your investment is loaned to small businesses who can’t get a loan from the bank. Purchasing Community Investment Tax Relief shares entitles you to claim 5% of your investment back from HMRC each year for 5 years.

  • Foundation East is accredited by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to offer Community Investment Tax Relief (CITR). 
  • The relief is equivalent to 5% of the value of an investment each year over five years. The investment must remain with Foundation East for 5 years in order to be eligible for CITR.
  • CITR equates to a pre-tax return of 6.41% for standard payers, 7.14% for corporate tax payers and 8.33% for higher rate tax payers. 
  • More information: HMRC.