Projects we are funding
Innovative ideas and practical projects we are funding, in order to shape a future economy that works for all.
Green Alliance Trust: Community Energy 2.0
Community Energy has huge potential for supporting local economic resilience and the transition to a low carbon economy, but the sector faces significant challenges. This project s...
Power to Participate: Regen SW
The UK’s energy system is undergoing seismic changes. The old structure of large, strategically placed power stations and an electricity network that simply delivers power to cus...
Greater Manchester energy enpowerment and low carbon retrofit communities: Carbon Co-op
The UK needs to drastically improve the energy efficiency of current housing stock. Communities can make this happen faster and enable greater local economic resilience by closing ...
Corporate indicators for fair pay: The Equality Trust
Developing a set of indicators on corporate pay to lobby for fairer pay within the UK
The RSA Future Work Centre
Good work matters – for individuals, the health of our economy and the strength of our society. Yet, for too many people, work is far from a labour of love. These problems requir...
Investing in a Just Transition: London School of Economics
Developing a guide for investors on how to support a just transition of our energy system and avoid 'stranded communities'
Neighbourhood Storage and Energy Demand Pilot: Bath and West Community Energy
This project seeks to explore the potential role of community action and ownership in new localised electricity markets, exploring the feasibilty of a collective approach to demand...
Strengthening stories for a new economy: Public Interest Research Centre
Language and metaphors about the economy create frames that need to be understood if we want to effectively demonstrate how to change the system. This project explores what positiv...
A circular economy for a fairer footprint: Scottish Environment LINK
The circular economy holds the potential for a new way of managing our consumption and waste. In Scotland the government is preparing a bill but this needs support to get it right
Fair Tax Mark: Fair Tax Fortnight 2018
A fair tax fortnight and follow on activity to celebrate the role of tax within our society and argue for corporations to pay their taxes fairly
Campaign to increase the amount of tax companies pay: Tax Justice UK
Exploring the role of taxes in creating a fairer economy. This project seeks to influence policy and regulation on corporate tax and create positive dialogue about tax in society
Bringing Local Economies Closer to Home: Far Nearer
Far Nearer documents local schemes building economic resilience in pockets of the UK that might one day result in systemic change and promotes them on its website and in the natio...
‘Learn’ and ‘What just happened?’: Economy
This project focuses on creating an engaging and understandable public dialogue about economics to allow people to become more involved in the system that dominates their lives
A new model of enterprise for affordable low carbon heat in rural communities: Community Energy Plus
This project explores options for locally owned, community level renewable heat supply.