iforchange can help you understand the social investment landscape and how to position yourself to take better advantage of it. We have relationships spanning the public sector, the third sector (UK voluntary organizations and international NGOs) and investors – and this helps us understand the issues from all angles.
Social Life’s mission is to reconnect placemaking with people’s everyday experience and the way that communities work. They work internationally with communities, built environment professionals, public agencies and governments; putting people and social need at the heart of the way cities, towns and new developments are planned, developed and managed. Their expertise is in the social dimensions of placemaking and sustainability, understanding how to accelerate local social innovation and knowing how to translate these insights into practice and policy.
The Campaign Company works with local government, the public sector and charities. Using an evidence based model of values driven work and a understanding of social networks and relationships, they work to help provide insight, help influence, create impact and bring about change.
The Bromley by Bow Centre is an innovative community organisation in East London, working in one of the most deprived wards in the UK. The centre supports families, young people and adults of all ages to learn new skills, improve their health and wellbeing, find employment and develop the confidence to achieve their goals and transform their lives.
Locality Matters brings a genuine understanding of the role that community based organisations can play in the delivery of local public service outcomes. Locality Matters was established by Giles Piercy, who is also chair of the White City Enterprise, a not-for-profit social enterprise at the forefront of demonstrating that community groups have the potential to deliver service outcomes. Locality Matters takes an asset-based approach to community development. They work alongside both statutory providers and local groups to identify which services in which communities could be better delivered by community-based organisations through more effectively leveraging local assets, skills and capabilities.
Mend London is a social enterprise that aim to make the way projects are commissioned, planned and delivered more socially intelligent and user-orientated. Mend specialise in the social impact of change. Their clients range from small community groups to mega-urban transport projects and like-minded developers.
Institute for Political and Economic Governance, University of Manchester
Established in December 2002, the Institute for Political and Economic Governance (IPEG) is a multi-disciplinary research institute at The University of Manchester. IPEG aims to connect research, policy and practice, and provides a focus for debate and research around the general theme of governance: political, economic, international, regional and local.
WSA Community Consultants is a community development consultancy with background and skills in youth and community work, community participation, equalities and diversity, project management, training and facilitation, working with hard to reach communities, evaluation and research.
Local Government Improvement & Development
Local Government Improvement and Development aim is to support improvement and innovation in local government by developing and sharing good practice through networking, online resources and support from councillor and officer peers. It is one of the six bodies that form the Local Government Group, overseen by the Local Government Association.