What we do

Create better, bolder change

We envisage a confident and powerful civil society in which people work together to drive change.

We collaborate with our community to explore change, deepening understanding, generating insights and creating tools to help others. We share knowledge through our training and consultancy, which can be tailored to individual or organisational needs.

We are a champion for civil society campaigning and protecting civic space, and we celebrate the best campaigns and campaigners. Together, we are unleashing civil society’s social power.

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Consultancy and Advice

Our expert consultancy will help you deliver your change mission.

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Our training courses are designed to give people the knowledge, skills and confidence to effect change.

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Campaigner awards

Celebrating the best change-makers and the most successful campaigns.

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Charity Reform Group

Charity leaders, committed to using their voice, to further the reforming role of civil society.

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Policy and research

We ask how change is happening and identify threats to civic space.
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Unleashing Social Power

Building a more confident and powerful civil society where people work together to drive social change.

Defending our Democratic Space

In 2022, we spoke to charities, organisations, grassroots campaigners, and people beyond civil society. We heard concerns about specific threats to democratic space. Yet, the bigger picture emerged as the greatest concern – we heard the overall problem is serious and growing, but is largely going unnoticed.

This report documents the problem, asks why it is happening, and shares strategies we can use to counter the threats.

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The Social Change Project

How change is happening in the UK today

How civil society is driving change today and how the most effective change makers think and behave.

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Power Project

Transform power, build solidarity, make change.

How can social sector organisations take action to build solidarity in social change?

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