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Explore and read research and news from across the social investment sector and from charities and social enterprises who are working to address inequality and improve diversity.

Diversity Forum

The Diversity Forum are on a collective mission to drive inclusive social investment in the UK, through the convening of sector-wide groups, commissioning research, and knowledge sharing.

Our report, published in January 2019 and authored by Diversity Forum, finds that only 2.8% of directors in the social investment sector were women of ethnic minority backgrounds, and almost one in five directors in the sector have attended Oxford and Cambridge universities.

Read the report here.

Equality Impact Investing Project

The Equality Impact Investing Project  (EIIP) is working to harness social and impact investing to tackle inequality.

Find out more here

Charity So White

Charity So White is a POC-led campaign group that exists to tackle institutional racism in the charity sector.

Working across the sector, the grassroots organisation speaks at panels, events, runs workshops and supports BAME networks within the charity sector to challenge structural racism. 

You can find out more about Charity So White here and follow on Twitter here

Ubele Network

The Ubele Initiative (Ubele) is an African Diaspora led intergenerational social enterprise founded in 2014, with the purpose of helping to build more sustainable communities across the UK.

Ubele has been developed through bottom up, community-based approach. Although African Diaspora led, they have a culturally diverse team and support a wide range of communities, community-based organisations and groups.

You can find out more about the Ubele Network here

Young Foundation

The Young Foundation’s mission is to develop better connected and more sustainable communities across the UK, taking action at a local and national level. Their current programmes cover inequality, youth and education, health & wellbeing and places.

Nothing About Us, Without Us: this research report sets out how, and to what extent, bringing more diverse voices into different parts of the social investment process has the power and potential to positively impact stated social investment outcomes – and the lives of the people those funds are intending to serve.

You can find out more about the Young Foundation's work here

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is an independent social change organisation working to solve UK poverty. 

UK Poverty 2020/21: In the 2020/21 edition of UK Poverty, JRF reports on the state of poverty across the UK and the disproportionate impact covid-19 has had on Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority households. 

Runnymede Trust

Runnymede is the UK’s leading independent race equality think tank. They generate intelligence to challenge race inequality in Britain through research, network building, leading debate and policy engagement. 

Over-exposed and Under-protected: A research report into the devastating impact of covid-19 on Black and Minority Ethnic Communities in Great Britain 

Voice4Change England 

Voice4Change England is a national membership organisation dedicated to the Black and Ethnic Minority voluntary and community sector. 

You can find out more about the work of V4CE here

The second issue of Voice4Change England’s charity publication for Britain’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic voluntary and community sectors is out now, sitting within the KOL Social magazine. The social investment supplement features Stephen Bediako OBE, founder of The Social Innovation Partnership UK, looking at why people of colour are so poorly represented in the sector and suggesting how to correct the imbalance, as well as seasoned thespian Adrian Lester telling how Impact X, the venture capital firm he helped to launch, gives a helping hand to Black and minority start-ups. Find out more about the magazine here

Fair By Design

Fair By Design is dedicated to ending the poverty premium by collaborating with regulators, government and business. 

The Inequality of Poverty: Research by Fair By Design on how people with protected characteristics are having to pay more for life’s essentials such as energy, credit and insurance. Read the report here

Inclusive Design: Fair By Design, in partnership with the Money Advice Trust, is leading a programme of research and events, to explore inclusive design in energy, credit, insurance, and other essential services markets. Read the report here

Association of Charitable Foundations

ACF's report: The Pillars of Stronger Foundation Practice: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion sets out nine characteristics of excellent practice.

On this page, you will find practical resources and support to help you in pursuit of a more diverse, equitable and inclusive foundation sector, and they are building a bank of resources on different aspects.

Future Foundations UK

A community of support for People of Colour working in the UK philanthropy sector to connect, create and lead change within this space.

To find out more, click here