Projects we are funding
Innovative ideas and practical projects we are funding, in order to shape a future economy that works for all.
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
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...
B Labs UK-Be the Change powered by B Lab
B ON YOUR WAY aims to inspire businesses to be the full force for good that they have the potential to be.
University of Birmingham (CHASM) – Monitoring financial inclusion
An annual monitoring report on the state of financial inclusion in the UK
Repowering Limited – Innovative Community Energy Demonstration Projects
The current energy system requires transformational change if we are to meet the energy demands of our growing population while also achieving binding carbon reduction targets. In ...
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
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...