Projects we are funding
Innovative ideas and practical projects we are funding, in order to shape a future economy that works for all.
New Economics Foundation – Empowering post carbon communities
A plan for the transition to a new energy system must include and involve those communities most affected in its design
Power for People – The Community Energy Revolution: the campaign for the Local Electricity Bill.
You want to buy locally baked bread? You can. You want to buy locally brewed beer? You can. You want to buy locally generated renewable energy? You can’t.
Manchester Metropolitan University – Teaching economic policy institutions
A campaign to change the way important economic policy institutions are taught in higher education
Developing the legislative case for Responsible Investment – ShareAction
The Landworkers’ Alliance – Developing farmer led innovation and skills for direct sales
This project aims to improve the capacity, reach and uptake of direct-to-customer and short supply chain sales models in local food
Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) – Behavioural insights and market design: a wider toolkit to tackle inequality
Markets are powerful but don’t always deliver the best outcomes for society as a whole, nor distribute outcomes equitably. Taking a behavioural insights approach to economic poli...
Tax Justice UK – Shaping the public narrative on the need for a fairer tax system
A series of planned campaigning messages for a more progressive tax system, for use by a range of partners, filling an important communications gap at a time when tax is high on th...
Scaling people powered finance to build resilient communities (core funding)
The Economic Change Unit – a strategic platform to accelerate economic systems change
ISRS of UCL – Bringing Realism to the Economics of Climate Change
Economic models dominate humanity’s response to climate change but omit the role of energy: the primary cause of climate damage. Complex dynamic models are needed to capture thes...
Medact – Advocating for a Health-Centred Economic and Political System
The UK is one of the most unequal countries in Europe. This is reflected in the lived experience of individuals and marginalised communities. Healthcare workers are some of the fir...
Tax Justice Network – A global asset register – UK pilot study
Exploring the possibility of creating a full asset register for the UK, tracing where all significant forms of wealth come from
The Young Foundation – Centre for community studies
The establishment of a centre for truly community defined research on issues of social justice
Rethinking Economics – Core funding
Core support for a student-led movement for economics curriculum change in higher education
Influence Map – Enabling ambitious sustainable finance policy in the UK and EU
The financial system is failing to direct the necessary capital towards addressing pressing, global environmental and social risks, whilst continuing to fuel destructive practices ...