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.
In 2016/17 our social entrepreneurs collectively impacted 874,649. That's 2,485 people per social entrepreneur.
In 2016/17 we supported 571 social entrepreneurs to start up and turn ideas for social change into a reality.
We supported 75 social entrepreneurs to scale their impact and grow existing business.
Social entrepreneurs on our Star People programme worked with 27,400 people. Almost half of these worked in the UK's most deprived areas
Nearly nine in 10 of the social entrepreneurs we supported feel more confident to act for social good.
Our social entrepreneurs created 25,597 jobs, volunteering and training opportunities in 2016/17.
Our impact reports are produced annually to detail our work and impact.
In 2008 we supported Matthew Bolton, a university student with a vision to expand the number of UK employers paying the Living Wage. He set up the Living Wage Foundation and today there are more than 3,000 employers on the scheme paying 150,000 employees the living wage
Ben Allen set up Oomph!, an award-winning social enterprise dedicated to enhancing the wellbeing of older adults. They offer training to those working with older people to deliver stimulating physical exercise classes. They now work with more than 750 care homes and 900,000 people a year enjoy their classes
Women make up less than 3% of people in the trade industry. Angela Steele set out to help women train and gain employment in the construction sector. Her trainees have had a 100% success rate in achieving constructions skills qualifications (CSCS), one of her trainees now even runs Angela's own construction business
We work with thousands of social entrepreneurs, people who are changing the lives across the UK.
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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.
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