Our aims

Unlocking change

Effervescent

We aim to improve our natural world, secure a fairer future and strengthen the bonds in communities in the UK

We do this by contributing all that we can to unlock change by people and organisations with brilliant ideas who share our goals.

You can explore our impact goals and priorities for the first five years for each aim below.

Read our strategic plan
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How we work

Using all our tools

Working in collaboration with others, we use all our tools to achieve our goals. So, in addition to funding brilliant organisations through grants and social investment, we are taking a more active role ourselves: brokering alliances, using our influence and removing barriers.

Our support
Praxis Community Projects, Brighter Futures
How we work

In partnership

Using our experience and expertise, we work in partnership with other funders and organisations to co-design solutions and influence larger initiatives so that we can effect broader change. This includes exploring new approaches to funding to increase our reach and share learning. Examples include our funding partnerships such as the Act for Change Fund, Local Motion and Arts and Culture Impact Fund.

Funding partnerships

Learn more about our work

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