Social enterprise


Match Trading Task Force

Guiding the ongoing development of Match Trading®, an innovative form of grant-making to strengthen financial resilience for social enterprises, community businesses and trading charities.

Match Trading® is grant funding that pound-for-pound matches an increase in income from trading. Pioneered by the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) in 2017, Match Trading rewards sales growth, incentivising social organisations to strengthen their trading base so that they can build stronger futures.

Resources and insights

DEI Data Group Standard V1

In August 2020, the DEI Data Group commissioned a framework to monitor equity considerations in grantmaking, with a view to including the data in published grants information. This work was funded by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The National Lottery Community Fund.

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 10:38 | Josh

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DEI Data Standard Guidance V1

This guidance is intended to be for funders to support the implementation of the framework.

The guidance includes a recommendation of how funders should collect the data/frame the questions for the purpose of grants. The guidance is not intended to apply to other purposes. It is acknowledged that funders may choose to use the code-list itself for other purposes in different ways – for example for their staff profile, reporting percentages against categories.


Wed, 03/24/2021 - 10:43 | Josh

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Equalities Data Project Discussion Paper

This paper is a discussion document to get input into a project to work towards a shared taxonomy for voluntary sector organisations that work with and support communities of identity or experience, particularly minoritised communities.

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 13:36 | marmelo

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Key workers: creative ageing in lockdown and after

The creative ageing sector's response to supporting the wellbeing of older people during COVID-19 has been immensely impressive. However these organisations, like the rest of the arts sector, are worried about the future.

Tue, 10/27/2020 - 12:43 | Ab

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North East VCSE Sector COVID-19 Impact Survey

This is the second of two collaborative surveys carried out during 2020 to understand the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on voluntary community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations and their beneficiaries in North East England.

Mon, 02/08/2021 - 23:59 | Joanna

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North East and Cumbria Funders Network: Covid-19 Funding Survey Report November 2020

The purpose of this survey was to gather information from funders and other grant-giving organisations on their funding activity throughout the pandemic, covering any Covid-19 grants awarded to organisations/groups, how their grant-making practices responded to the situation, the concerns and challenges faced and their plans for the future.

Tue, 02/09/2021 - 00:25 | Joanna

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