Backing genuine game-changers is risky and most entrepreneurs cannot find the early-stage support they need to succeed.
We have developed a high-touch support model to create lasting impact at scale.
75–80% of our funding support initiatives that are progressing to scale and sustainability (compared with under 20% in our early years as a conventional grant maker).
We support pioneering enterprises to test and prove ideas that can transform the way people live and work, providing:
- Patient, flexible and risk-tolerant funding to demonstrate impact, scale and viability
- High touch day-to-day business support and strategic guidance
- Links to private and public sector partners and investors
- Tailored instruments to help partners build a track-record to leverage second-stage finance