We are delighted to acknowledge the following funders who are currently contributing to our work:


The CLG aims to foster prosperous and cohesive communities, offering a safe, healthy and sustainable environment for all. Information about activities and policies.

The LankellyChase Foundation is an endowed registered charity with assets of over £100 million.  They disperse their income principally to other UK Registered charities who are working within our specified areas of interest.

 The Office for Civil Society (OCS) are supporting Ministers in their commitment to:

  • make it easier to run a charity, social enterprise or voluntary organisation;
  • get more resources into the sector and strengthen its independence and resilience; and
  • make it easier for sector organisations to work with the state.

The OCS works across government to translate the Big Society vision into practical policies and to deliver a radical change in the relationship between citizen and state. OCS reports to the Informal Ministerial group on Big Society and to the Home Affairs Cabinet Committee.

The OCS was created in the Cabinet Office in May 2010. The OCS structure includes the following five teams: 

  • Big Society Policy and Analysis
  • Public Services
  • Charities and Sector Support
  • Social Investment and Social Enterprise
  • Social Action

Social Firms UK is a strategic partner to the OCS in a 'Social Enterpreneurship Partnership' with the School for Social Entrepreneurs, UnLtd, CAN and the Plunkett Foundation.

The Hadley Trust is a charity whose aims are to assist people who are disadvantaged, either by direct financial assistance, involvement in project and support work or research into the causes of and means to alleviate hardship.  They work with over 50 registered charities, including Social Firms UK, who are active in these areas.

The Sobell Foundation was established by the late Sir Michael Sobell in 1977 for general charitable purposes and is a grant-making trust with which he was actively involved until shortly before his death in 1993.  Grants tend to be made in line with the founder’s interests which are principally causes benefiting children, the sick, elderly, needy and disabled.