Projects we are funding
Innovative ideas and practical projects we are funding, in order to shape a future economy that works for all.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
New thinking for the British economy: OpenTrust
openDemocracyUK (oD-UK) will host a two year series to stimulate new thinking on transforming Britain's economy.
The Citizens’ Economic Council Project: RSA (The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)
In this two year project a representative group of citizens, working with high levels of public engagement, will explore and debate economic issues and develop a set of recommendat...
Clore Social Leadership Fellow under the 2016 programme
Support for a one year specialist fellowship for the 2016 cohort under the Clore Social Leadership Programme.