Apr 18, 2019
We’re supporting an innovative scheme across both of our programmes for social enterprises, charities and community projects focused on improving health in Lambeth and Southwark.
Working with the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE), the initiative provides local entrepreneurs with grant funding to match income from sales in a bid to start and help sustain great ideas and projects that can tackle some of the biggest health challenges of our time.
Our Health and Wellbeing Trade Up Programme will provide social entrepreneurs with a comprehensive year-long offer of learning, a chance to make new connections with a community of peers and a grant matching growth in sales, up to £10,000.
Match Trading™ grants is an innovation by SSE which is based on providing grant funding to match an increase in income from trading pound-for-pound. By rewarding sales growth, it incentivises social organisations to develop their trading base, so they can build stronger futures. Pilots of Match Trading™ grants have seen social organisations typically increase their income from trading by more than 90% in one year, with the support of a learning programme.
Our scheme will support 15 ambitious social entrepreneurs in our boroughs already running a business that helps improve the health of people in Lambeth and Southwark - and help them to grow it. Matt Towner, Portfolio Manager at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, said:
“We’re excited to begin a new partnership with SSE to offer Match Trading grants for social enterprises, charities and community projects for the first time. Through it, we’ll be backing social entrepreneurs tackling health issues across both our current programmes on childhood obesity and multiple long-term conditions.”
With our funding, SSE is for the first time offering an exclusive package of support to social enterprises, charities and community projects who can help reduce child obesity or that are helping to slow the progression from one long-term condition to many, in working age adults.
Nicola Steuer, Managing Director, from the School for Social Entrepreneurs says of the new partnership:
“We’re delighted to be working with Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity. This scheme will help social entrepreneurs strengthen their organisations and impact lives. We know it’s not easy running a social organisation, so we make sure you have the space to reflect and grow as a leader. You'll build a support network, and learn how to take your project to the next level. And the Match Trading grant will support you to develop your income from trading.”
The scheme is opening for applications in May 2019. To receive updates and find out when the programme is live, register your interest with SSE today. Through our child obesity and multiple long-term conditions programmes, we support many including social entrepreneurs to address complex health issues prevalent in South London and similar urban areas.
15 May, 2019
In partnership with responsible investment charity ShareAction, we are launching ‘Healthy Markets’ – a campaign to harness the power of the investment system to create and support healthier food options for consumers.
23 April, 2019
Every two months, our Director of Funding, Jon Siddall, will be sharing highlights of what we’ve been up to across our portfolio of programmes at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity.
08 February, 2019
We’re kicking off our work in 2019 with national partnerships that will help us test new solutions for tackling child obesity in Lambeth and Southwark.