British Smaller Companies VCT Plc

Fundraising Overview

British Smaller Companies VCT plc and British Smaller Companies VCT2 plc (together the “Companies”)

The £50 million joint offers by British Smaller Companies VCT plc and British Smaller Companies VCT2 plc (BSC VCTs) opened on 30 November 2022.

These two established VCTs are initially raising up to £50 million in aggregate with an over-allotment facility of £25 million in aggregate.  The Offers are open to both existing shareholders and new investors for the current 2022/23 tax year, with an early bird offer of 0.25% on the first £15 million raised.  See below for details of how to apply and links to the Investor Guide and Offer documents.

Offer Size: £50 million plus £25 million over-allotment facility

Amount Raised: £32.3 million

Minimum Subscription: £6,000 (across both VCTs)

Closing Date to new applications: 31 March 2023 (or earlier if fully subscribed)

Final Allotment Date:  Between 31 March – 4 April 2023

Early Bird Offers NOW FULL: 0.25% for the first £15 million raised NOW FULL

For full details of the Offer terms, please refer to the Prospectus.  Please note that new VCT shares should be held for a minimum of five years in order to retain the upfront income tax relief.



Fundraising progress

Funds raised

£32.30m - amount raised
£17.70m - amount remaining
This information is correct as at 16 January 2023

How to apply

You (or your financial intermediary if applicable) can submit an Application (to the Receiving Agent, City Partnership) as shown below.  Before investing you should read the Prospectus available on this page, which provides details of the VCTs, initial Offer costs and ongoing charges, as well as relevant risk factors.

Online: Apply via the link here and follow the instructions on the screen.  You will be asked to provide your email address and then a unique link will be generated and emailed back to you, which can be accessed by both Investor and Financial Intermediary (where appropriate).  No signature is required on the application form.

By post (including any cheque) to BSC & BSC2 Offers, The City Partnership (UK) Ltd, The Mending Rooms, Park Valley Mills, Meltham Road, Huddersfield HD4 7BH.

By email to: [email protected]

Offer Documents

Application Enquiries

General Enquires

For general enquires about the BSC VCTs offer, please contact Tracey Nice via [email protected] or 07500 330 986.

Current Applications

For an enquiry about an application already submitted, you should contact the Receiving Agent, The City Partnership, at [email protected] or call 01484 240910 (lines are open from 09.00 to 17.30 Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays).

Income Tax Relief Certificates

Income tax relief certificates will be issued by email to each Shareholder by the Receiving Agent, The City Partnership, within two business days of the allotment (or a hard copy certificate will be posted within ten Business Days if an Applicant has not provided an email address).

Share Certificates

Share certificates will be issued by post by the Registrar within ten Business Days of the allotment (or CREST accounts credited within ten Business Days for a Shareholder who has their New Shares credited to CREST).  Therefore, Shareholders should expect to receive share certificates for their New Shares within 14 Business Days following the allotment.

Registered Office of British Smaller Companies VCT plc: 5th Floor Valiant Building, 14 South Parade, Leeds LS1 5QS. Registered No: 03134749. Corporate Governance: A full section on corporate governance is available in the latest BSC Annual Report which can be found in the Investor Information section of this website.
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