Projects we are funding
Innovative ideas and practical projects we are funding, in order to shape a future economy that works for all.
Monitoring and Evaluating Community Energy’s Social Impact: Pure Leapfrog
The project will create a monitoring system for Community Energy groups to capture information about the key social and environmental impacts of their projects.
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.
A sustainable and effective student-led movement to transform economics for the benefit of society: Rethinking Economics
Rethinking Economics seeks to connect the next generation of economists; campaign for reforms in economics education and the discipline more broadly; and to democratise economics: ...
‘PowerPaired’ -The UK Community Energy Asset Bank: Forum for the Future
The project aims to launch a new online ‘Community Energy Asset Bank’ where community energy groups can access details of land and buildings for potential sites ...
Understanding Investor Behaviour in the low interest rate, low return environment: The Financial Inclusion Centre
This project will look at the extent to which the new paradigm of low financial returns/low interest rates is distorting financial behaviours ...
Commission on Economic Justice: IPPR
This project supports the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice in conducting a comprehensive, participative research programme into how the UK economy creates and distributes income...
Core funding: the Finance Innovation Lab
Over the last two years, the Finance Innovation Lab created the Transforming Finance Network. Friends Provident Foundation will now be supporting the Finance Innovation Lab through...
Support for the development of ECCR core activities: Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility
This funding will develop the established Ethical Money Churches network and take this work forward within ECCR's core activities.
Core Funding: New Economics Foundation
Unrestricted funding to support the work of the organisation, which is a think tank committed to fundamental change of the economic system, as it implements its new strategy.
Building Civil Society Capacity: New Economy Organisers Network
By providing a rigorous programme of organisational coaching and movement building, NEON will help increase the impact and scale of civil society organisations who are leading chan...
Re-Energising Wales: Institute of Welsh Affairs
The project will provide a detailed assessment of the economic green growth potential of developing a robust, fit-for purpose, modern and sustainable renewable energy supply for Wa...
Building capacity for energy resilience in deprived areas: Centre for Sustainable Energy
This project will build both trust and understanding with local residents in order to co-create community energy activity that meets their immediate needs and provides the skills t...
The alliance for better food and farming – A million good jobs for better farming and land use: Sustain
Using the alliance’s unparalleled links with government and industry policy processes, Sustain will establish a UK target of a million good jobs for better farming and land-use.
Creating a Social Wealth Fund in the UK: City, University of London
This project will explore the way the UK could harness its public sector wealth for public benefit by creating a Social Wealth Fund ...