Top 10 social impact organisations in the UK

If you’re looking to join a company where purpose is king, take a look at our top 10 social impact organisations.

The number of people who want their daily grind to mean more is growing exponentially.

According to McKinsey & Company, a whopping 82% of employees now believe it’s important their company has a strong purpose.

In fact, 70% of Gen Z workers would rank purpose as more important than pay. With Gen Z expected to account for 27% of the workforce by 2025, purpose-led businesses are going to have their pick of top talent.  

If you’re looking to join a company where purpose is king, why not start with the companies on a mission to make social impact?

Here are our top 10 social impact organisations in the UK

Connection Crew

Connection Crew is on a mission to prevent and reduce homelessness by providing training, employment and mentoring opportunities within their crew.

They provide teams of talented people to solve production challenges across a range of sectors including events, TV and film, FM and construction.

Since 2005, Connection Crew has employed over 300 ex-homeless people to deliver over 170,000 hours of work.

Location: London, UK  

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Matchable

Matchable is an award-winning B2B platform that matches employees to innovative skilled volunteering projects.

Their unique approach reimagines volunteering by offering employees unique upskilling opportunities working with exciting non-profits and impact startups.

Think using your skills to help disadvantaged farmers in Columbia become cacao entrepreneurs using blockchain… instead of painting a fence on your team volunteer day!

Location: London, UK

Founded by: Wai Foong Ng

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Forward Institute

The Forward Institute was set up in 2015 by a group of major organisations with a bold mission: to make responsible leadership the only leadership.

They believe that much depends on our collective leadership over the next decade. So, their team is on a quest to help leaders and some of the world’s most influential organisations become more sustainable, equitable, purposeful and responsible.

They achieve this through running leadership programmes, plus building a movement of hundreds of senior leaders committed to tackling the most important challenges faced by society.

Location: London, UK  

Founded by: Adam Grodecki

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Big Lemon

Big Lemon build digital products that focus on purpose, not the bottom line — helping others in their ambitions for a better, fairer, cleaner world.

Tech shouldn't be a barrier to achieving big change. Their vision is to do their bit to solve the planet's challenges, through tech with purpose.  

They’re rewriting the rules on how the world builds tech, one project at a time.

Location: Caerphilly, Wales  

Founded by: Owen Richards, Samantha Wheeler, Kieran Abbot  

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Provenance

Provenance's vision is a world where citizens know the impact of products and can drive progress through what they choose to buy.

The global leader in sustainability marketing technology, Provenance helps brands and retailers share credible, compelling and fact-checked social and environmental impact information at the point of sale.  

Their aim is that one day every great product will come with Provenance: accessible, trustworthy information about origin, journey and impact.

Location: London, UK  

Founded by: Jessi Baker

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Good-Loop

Good-Loop specialises in effective advertising that’s a force for good in the world.  

Their Purpose-Powered advertising platform unites brands, consumers, charities and premium publishers to create a more meaningful advertising experience.

Their ethical ad formats convert media money into funding for good causes, whilst delivering 33% higher as engagement and a 45% uplift in ad recall.  

Location: London, UK

Founded by: Amy Williams

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Beam

Beam is the world’s first crowdfunding platform for homeless people.  

Funded by the Mayor of London and some of the world's top tech entrepreneurs, and partnered with leading national charities like Shelter and St Mungo's, Beam has proven a powerful new model to help disadvantaged people get into stable work and support themselves.  
Beyond homelessness, Beam was recognised by The FT as one of the top 100 most innovative organisations in Europe and was named by The Guardian as one of the most important social innovations of 2018.  

Location: London, UK  

Founded by: Alex Stephany

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onHand

onHand is the all-in-one tool to engage your team in volunteering and environmental action.

onHand lets employees learn and take action on the issues that matter. From youth mentoring, food poverty and elderly help to fighting climate change with CO2e tracked eco pledges for mass collective impact.

Simply download the app, scroll, and accept a mission you like the sound of. They’ve made doing Eco and Social good on-demand, as easy as using Deliveroo (with feel good vibes built in).

Location: London, UK  

Founded by: Sanjay Lobo, MBE  

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Migrateful

Migrateful offers cookery classes led by refugee and migrant chefs on their journey to integration. Migrateful’s cookery classes help support migrants and refugees struggling to rebuild their lives.

Their mission is to empower and celebrate our chefs on their journey to employment and independence. The Migrateful chef family now represents over 30 different countries.

Their classes are open to the public so you can learn delicious and authentic recipes from around the world, practice a different language, and meet new people for a cultural exchange online and in person.  

Location: London, UK

Founded by: Jess Thompson

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Change Please

What if your morning coffee could change lives?

With the support and power of The Big Issue, Change Please has empowered homeless people with the skills, equipment and speciality beans they need to become fully-fledged baristas.

So they can serve coffee that tastes good, and does good too.

100% of their profits go to ending homelessness.

Location: London, UK

Founded by: Cemal Ezel

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