Projects we are funding
Innovative ideas and practical projects we are funding, in order to shape a future economy that works for all.
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...
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...
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 ...
Riding Sunbeams – Riding Sunbeams Business Development
Riding Sunbeams is an ambitious public-public partnership approach to allow local cooperatives and social enterprises to directly supply public transport networks with the energy t...
Onion Collective CIC – Is another way possible? Community at the heart of industrial innovation
Exploring if a community-led approach to industrial innovation in a small rural town can overturn the problems of top-down industrial policy
The Bevan Foundation – Building Economic Resilience in the South Wales Valleys
Exploring new solutions for economic resilience in the South Wales Valleys, an area that has not benefitted from classic, neo-liberal growth interventions
Community Energy Association (England) – Re-galvanising community energy for the 3D transition
The last 3 years have been an extremely unstable time for community energy, with unexpected policy and support changes alongside rapid changes to technologies and the energy system...
Institute for Fiscal Studies – Supporting debate on a fair an sustainable UK tax system
The creation of a suite of easy to understand information on the realities of tax, to allow more informed debate about the future of the system in the UK
The Soil Association – High quality, sustainable food
An analysis of supply-chain inefficiencies that keep sustainable, organically grown food costs higher than average
Positive Money -Climate Safe Lending Initiative
We’re quickly running out of time to reverse climate change. Shifting our energy, transport, agriculture, and manufacturing sectors away from fossil fuels needs financial support...
Women’s Budget Group- Policies for a gender equal economy
Women in the UK still experience structural inequality throughout their lives. Inequalities based on gender intersect with other forms of inequality based on race, disability, inco...