Our impact

We see a future where enterprising people are transforming our world for good.

To achieve this future we find people with bold solutions to today's challenges. Through funding and support, we help them to realise their potential and create lasting change. We call these people social entrepreneurs.

How we help



Lives improved

In 2016/17 our social entrepreneurs collectively impacted 874,649. That's 2,485 people per social entrepreneur.



Helped to start

In 2016/17 we supported 571 social entrepreneurs to start up and turn ideas for social change into a reality.



Backed to grow

We supported 75 social entrepreneurs to scale their impact and grow existing business.



Working in deprived areas

Social entrepreneurs on our Star People programme worked with 27,400 people. Almost half of these worked in the UK's most deprived areas



More confident to act

Nearly nine in 10 of the social entrepreneurs we supported feel more confident to act for social good.



Jobs, volunteering and training opportunities

Our social entrepreneurs created 25,597 jobs, volunteering and training opportunities in 2016/17.

Our impact reports

Our impact reports are produced annually to detail our work and impact.

Our financial reports

See how we're changing the landscape

Download our going mainstream strategy

Going mainstream

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We host a series of events throughout the UK each year. From classes and conferences, seminars and workshops to networking events and training sessions.

Upcoming events

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