OUR MISSION

Our mission is to support transformational initiatives which have the potential to create a fairer society.


OUR VALUES

System change

We want to tackle the root cause of the problem, supporting work with the potential and ambition to influence or transform the wider system, rather than just alleviate the symptoms.

Leadership

We’re looking to back people with the passion, energy, intelligence and purpose which are essential to overcome the odds and create lasting change

Innovation

Changing the system requires radical and different solutions.  We are willing to go where others fear to tread.

 

COLLECTIVE IMPACT

We believe that no single program or organisation can change society on its own. Transformation happens when efforts are aligned. We look for evidence of collaboration amongst our partners.

 

EVALUATION & EVIDENCE SHARING

We acknowledge the challenges of measuring impact, but we believe that rigorous and honest evaluation is essential to drive better outcomes.  We expect our partners to adapt their services in line with their learning, and to share evidence proactively with their peers.

 

ACCOUNTABILITY

Our partners need to be accountable, not to us, but to the beneficiaries they exist to serve.  We worry that sometimes charities are forced to spend too much time pleasing their funders, at the expense of serving their users.  We will do our utmost to avoid pushing them into that trap.

 
 
 

COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY

The burden of solving society’s problems is too heavy to be borne by charities alone.  It’s time for business to play its part.  Our partners will include not only charities, but also social enterprises, for profit businesses and other organisations aligned with our mission and values.