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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.

Association of Charitable Foundations

The Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) is the membership body for UK foundations and grant-making charities. Driven by a belief that foundations are a vital source for social good, our mission is to support them to be ambitious and effective in the way that they use their resources.

Bamer Hub

A one stop shop for support for black and ethnic minority led organisations, providing support to help with resilience, growth and sustainability.

Black United Representation Network

To make the North of England the best place in the UK for black people to work, for black-owned businesses to thrive, and for enterprise, charities and the public sector to drive meaningful change on race.

Boabab Foundation

The problems of racism, poverty and disadvantage are centuries old which is why The Boabab Fpundation want to build a long term funding solution and changing the world needs significant resources.

Their aim is to raise over £1bn in endowed funds so that they can distribute £50m in grants every year

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.

Create Equity UK

Create Equity’s social mission is to make investment in the arts, social enterprise and commercial industries racially equitable.

Diversity Forum

A collective mission to drive inclusive social investment in the UK, through the convening of sector-wide groups, commissioning research, and knowledge sharing.

Equality Impact Investing Project

A ground-breaking initiative that exists to ensure that social impact investing is more fully harnessed to advance SDG 10 – reducing inequality – in the UK and beyond. It does this by bringing together the fields of social impact investing with equality and human rights to build a new one: Equality Impact Investing.

Fair By Design

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

Fearless Futures

Fearless Futures delivers transformative learning experiences for organisations. They focus on how systems of inequities produce unequal and harmful outcomes for marginalised groups.

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.

Resourcing Racial Justice

The Resourcing Racial Justice fund is a coalition of people of colour innovators, change-makers, activists and social leaders dedicated to social change. They have established a new UK-wide funding pool to support communities working towards racial justice.

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.

Spark and Co.

Spark and Co. is a community led organisation that supports racialised communities across the UK by providing information, education and opportunity

Stelios Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs

Stelios Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs inviting applications for 2022 with £60,000 worth of prizes to be won. Leading disability charity Leonard Cheshire and Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou are proud to relaunch The Stelios Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs for 2022.

The Other Box

The Other Box is an award-winning company, educating and empowering people to work and live more inclusively. The organisation prides itself on being intersectional in our celebration and support of people of colour, and people from other underrepresented backgrounds

The Reach Fund

The Reach Fund is a grant programme that helps charities and social enterprises raise investment. The programme is funded by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment and is open to organisations in England. Social investors are often approached by charities and social enterprises who require extra support to raise investment. Through this programme, social investors can refer these organisations to the Reach Fund to apply for the support they need.

Ubele

The Ubele Initiative 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.

Voice4Change England

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

The 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.