Driven by social transformation
Social transformation begins with the change that people want to see in the world. It takes the combined efforts of people and organisations, often working in different sectors, to make it happen.
Transformative ventures have a role to play in shifting the status quo and addressing the root causes of problems. They challenge broken systems and create new ones that reinforce the positive shifts we want to see in the world.
Our impact areas and theory of change
We’ve identified three core areas where we believe tech has the greatest opportunity to transform lives:
- Communities – where everyone has the power to make change
- Health – to support all people to live healthy lives
- Wealth – for prosperity in our lives, our communities and the world
We collaborate with diverse partners working across these areas to identify and back the people and organisations who have the potential to deliver change.
Through our grant programmes we nurture early-stage transformative innovation, providing funding and working directly with ventures to support them to build and test their models.
We recognise, that many of these ventures need further investment as they build their sustainability and grow their impact. Our investment approach focuses on identifying, investing and supporting the most promising ventures to scale their business.
We draw on our established networks to connect these scalable approaches with the customers, partners and advocates who can help drive the ventures, and ultimately the change they are working to deliver, to the next level.
Every step of the way, we create a vibrant community, bringing in partners from government, industry and charities to position the UK as a global leader in social tech.