Projects

BP Research Consultancy Ltd

BP Research Consultancy received £46,000 for scoping, online engagement and events to bring together key stakeholders to help shape priorities for the Transitions in Later Life strand using interactive co-design techniques.

Charities Evaluation Services

Charities Evaluation Services support voluntary sector organisations and their funders so they can focus on doing what they do best and achieve more for the causes they serve. Charities Evaluation Services’ work directly helps organisations become more effective and better equipped to demonstrate their value.

Charities Evaluation Services received £50,000 for an evaluation of the Campaign to End Loneliness’s work from 2014 to 2016.

Independent Age

Independent Age is a registered charity offering an information and advice service for older people, their families and carers.  The advice line offers advice on social care, welfare benefits and befriending services. The charity also provides befriending services to older people in their own homes to help alleviate loneliness and social exclusion. Independent Age also campaigns for the rights of older people.

Independent Age has also acted as host, funder and guarantor to the Campaign to End Loneliness.

Homeless Link

Homeless Link is intricately involved in the Making Every Adult Matter Coalition (MEAM).  It has received £60,000 legacy support for MEAM, including core cost contribution and long-term development work for two years.

Social Finance

Social Finance is a not for profit organisation that partners with the government, the social sector and the financial community to find better ways of tackling social problems in the UK and beyond.

The Gulbenkian Foundation gave £200,000 of funding for the development of a Social Impact Bond to reduce loneliness and isolation.

SP Transitions Ltd

The Shaftesbury Partnership creates, inspires and scales trailblazing social reforms that tackle inequality and exclusion.

The Gulbenkian Foundation granted it £100,000 to co-fund three Retirement Transition Initiative pilots.

The Age of No Retirement (AMBT Ltd)

The Age of No Retirement is a movement for intergenerational action and new opportunities for citizens, workers, businesses and communities of all ages – working together to challenge the narrative of division and difference and create a new age of unity and hope where our age, younger or older, does not matter.

The Age of No Retirement received £7,000 to build on the 2014 Age of No Retirement event, and support the movement as it moves beyond London to Manchester and Scotland and scales up its activities.

Collaborate Institute

The Collaborate Institute is an indepedent CIC focusing on the thinking, culture and practice of cross-sector collaboration in services to the public.

The Collaborate Institute received £13,350 to work with the Big Lottery Fund. It is charged with further examining the funding ecology of social change initiatives, in order to engage charitable foundations and others to better coordinate their efforts to maximise impact.

Tyze (Future Gov, Age UK Oxfordshire, Midland Heart Housing)

Tyze, and then later FutureGov, with implementing partners Midland Heart Housing and Age UK Oxfordshire were granted £74,000 for a digital project called Navigating Transitions in Later Life:  Examining the Role of Online Personal Networks.

The Legal Education Foundation

The Legal Education Foundation was granted £6,000 to support the Early Action Funders Alliance over a two year period to build the capacity of the new network.

Battersea Arts Centre

The Battersea Arts Centre, among its many projects, runs workshops for 5000 young people and children annually.

The Gulbenkian Foundation is putting £20,000 towards a project called Piloting Agents of Creative Chaos. This is a three-year programme designed to help break down barriers between fields and unlock greater creativity and innovation in tackling complex, global challenges.

Collaborate Institute

£10,000 to explore and build on the learning from the first Unusual Suspects Festival hosted in London in 2014, whilst sustaining interest and momentum for a more developed and targeted Festival in 2016.

Volunteering Matters

Volunteering Matters received £60,000 for piloting Engage and Transform, a scheme to break down cultural barriers and develop a long-term partnership of mutual benefit between public and social sector organisations.

The overall aim of the pilot programme was to engage more civil servants and others working in Government departments in meaningful community engagements activities, thereby increasing and improving understanding and ways of working between the public and charity sectors.

Social Innovation Exchange

Social Innovation Exchange (SIX) is now the world’s primary network focusing on social innovation.  Their vision is that people all over the world can become better innovators by more easily connecting to their peers, sharing methods and exchanging solutions globally.

SIX received £20,000 to explore and build on the learning from the first Unusual Suspects Festival hosted in London in 2014, whilst sustaining interest and momentum for a more developed and targeted Festival in 2016.

North Sea Marine Cluster

The North Sea Marine Cluster (NSMC) brings together business, scientific and academic expertise for the benefit of the regional marine sector.  NSMC is a not-for-profit collaboration providing a unique opportunity for the members to achieve their shared goals of recognition and growth for the regional marine economy.

The North Sea Marine Cluster received £20,000 to mobilise business interest and expertise across the marine sector, namely in finding solutions to manage marine protected areas and advocate collectively for effective marine conservation.

The Conservation Volunteers

The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone – communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects and outdoor places.

£35,000 to support for a two-year study on the impact of environmental volunteering in six locations in the UK, testing the theory that it promotes social mixing, attracts social value, redresses environmental injustice and influences behaviour.

Common Seas

Common Seas received £20, 000 to support a new cross-sectoral expert forum to develop ocean-friendly design standards and ‘design out’ plastics from the marine environment. It also was tasked with inspiring innovation and collaboration initially through a study trip to the North East Atlantic gyre to experience an ‘oceanic dump’ first hand.

Colin Hines

Colin Hines from the Green New Deal received £20,000 to take forward lessons from ‘Greening the Economy’ initiatives to influence debate on financing green infrastructure and policy and action on the ground.

Fevered Sleep

Fevered Sleep received £15,000 to support a dissemination programme of events, publications and digital tools for an exploratory research and theatre production, ‘Above Me the Wide Blue Sky’, which investigates humans’ relationship to nature and how people are affected by change and loss in the natural world.

FOAM

FOAM is an international network of trans-disciplinary labs based in Brussels, with interests in the arts, science, technology, entrepreneurship and design. The FOAM network has 16 years’ experience of creating and facilitating innovative and exploratory work through ‘lab’ processes.

FOAM received £40,000 to design and facilitate initial meetings of the Marine CoLABoration, helping to shape and manage a collaborative process with the Foundation and a group of marine-related organisations.

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