Working with funders and social investors

Scope regularly looks for funders willing to sponsor projects


Do you want to use your own or corporate funds to make a real difference to the lives of disabled people, through a corporate social responsibility (CSR) activity or otherwise?

We regularly look for funders willing to sponsor projects with us.  Such projects will sit outside statutory funding obligations but can allow us to test new ideas, before scaling up or adapting to a commercial product.

Social investors

Or would you like to help us achieve our ambition of changing society for disabled people, whilst receiving a return on your investment?

Social investment is starting to play a bigger role in supporting the reach and impact of public funding, through investing in interventions that generate savings, contributing to a return.

We want to be involved in social investment activity, because we seek to innovate and find news ways of working that tackle social problems.

We can

  • Help identify investors with a similar value base
  • Identify services which lend themselves to social investment projects
  • Model financial solutions and understand risk
  • Deliver a range of services and interventions that achieve outcomes
  • Understand challenges faced by statutory funders and influence the ways they work
  • Deliver through established relationships with many statutory funders across England and Wales

Different ways in which your investment funding can make a difference

Scope was the first charity to take a social impact bond to market to support social change for disabled people. Find out more about our products for investors.

If you are interested in talking to Scope about social investment opportunities please contact the business development team.

Case study: Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse partnership

The Generation Uncovered programme supports young disabled people aged 16 - 24, to explore career options in an empowering environment. Working with employers, it provides insights into different sectors and links with mentors and inspiring role models. Credit Suisse EMEA foundation are funding a pilot, providing business mentors and volunteers. So far, 80 young people have progressed onto further learning, employment or volunteering.