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The Kirklees Better Outcomes Partnership (KBOP) impact bond aims to secure better outcomes for disadvantaged Kirklees residents.
Social Impact Bond
Health and wellbeing
Employment and training
29 Jun 2022
The Future Impact SIB aims to support young people aged 15 to 24 with special educational needs in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire through education and training programmes to ultimately move into and sustain employment or voluntary work.
6 Jun 2022
The Chances SIB aims to use sport and physical activity to provide new opportunities and alternative life pathways for children and young people in disadvantaged areas whilst improving their health and wellbeing.
26 Apr 2022
The Hémisphère Social Impact Fund aims to provide dedicated shelter accommodation for homeless people, refugees and asylum seekers across France.
16 Dec 2021
The KOTO SIB is the first social impact bond to support refugees into employment. It was set up to facilitate access to employment for refugees and thereby accelerate their integration in Finland.
2 Dec 2021
The world’s first social impact guarantee adapts the YMCA's Vocational and Soft Skills Program to support youth into employment and education
11 Nov 2021
Abu Dhabi's Atmah SIB is the first social impact bond in the Gulf region. It provides education, vocational training and employment support to a small cohort of students with cognitive impairments.
25 Nov 2020
The Quality Education India DIB was set up in 2018 to support education providers in India to improve learning outcomes for primary school children aged 5-11 across 600 schools in Delhi and Gujarat.
20 Aug 2019
This social impact bond supports vulnerable young people in the city of Buenos Aires to access skills and employment training so that they can secure and maintain jobs.
31 Jul 2019
The Cameroon Cataract Bond was launched in 2018 to support the Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute to provide low- or no-cost quality cataract treatment services to low income patients in Cameroon.