The grant-giving and the wider funding sector is good at speaking about inequality, and the value of all people in bringing about social change.

But it has a diversity problem.

By 2027 we have an ambition to fix this.

Our 12-month salaried programme works with frontline professionals from working-class communities, and prepares them for decision-making roles in grant-making and impact investing organisations.

2027 is the result of a collaboration between five of the UK’s leading social change organisations: Centre for Knowledge EquityCharityworksKoreo, Northern Soul Consultancy and Ten Years’ Time.

Greater diversity at the top of funding organisations can help them make better decisions, while better representing the communities they purport to serve. We also believe that by bringing funders and working-class communities closer together, we can begin building a new funding model for a fairer society.

Join our ground-breaking initiative as we grow from strength to strength.

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