Foundation

The Foundation enables Fusion21 and our members to truly make a difference in communities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

See how we’re making a difference:

In a post-covid world it's needed now more than ever. The Foundation works on behalf of our members and their communities to find solutions to complex issues in society and provide tangible and valuable social impact year on year.

Working to enhance employability, health and wellbeing and addressing some of the most urgent challenges within deprived communities are all important to us. We especially look for opportunities to support transformational investment and collaboration that maximise impact and benefit our members.

We have created a portfolio of investments that reflects our ambition - to be a Foundation that drives innovation through supporting test and learn approaches, thought leadership and policy development.

Our investments are delivered via:

  • A traditional grants-based approach – which maybe be through targeted commissioning; a procurement exercise; or open grants rounds with our members and
  • Mixed motive’ social investments (creating a financial and social return on investment)

 

Partnerships:

As well as offering grant funding to support the wider ambitions and issues faced by our members, we also seek opportunities to develop partnerships with like-minded organisations. The partnerships are formed to take a deeper approach to key strategic issues, enabling us to achieve even greater sustainable impact. We’re proud to be working with:

  • Princes Trust - We are proud to be supporting The Princes Trust to help young people build a better future for themselves and their communities. Find out more here.

  • TAROE Trust - We are supporting the TAROE Trust over a 3-year period to develop and their business plan so they can continue to provide a voice for tenants at a national level.
  • HACT - We've co-funded HACT's 'Social Value Roadmap', alongside several of our members. This work will enable the social housing sector to use social value information to improve services, enhance decision-making and increase the impact they make.
Knowsley Housing Trust
Public Health England
North West Ambulance Service
Argyll and Bute Council
Basildon Council
East Devon District Council
Villages Housing
Herefordshire Council
South Staffordshire Council
Hanover Housing
Northampton Borough Council
B3 Living
South Tees Site Company
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
The Sheffield College
University of Warwick
Wirral Council
Calderdale Council
London Corporation, City of
NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership

Membership

If you're a public sector organisation working with the social housing, local authority, education, blue light or health sectors you’re eligible for Fusion21 membership – benefiting from our fully managed procurement services.

Become a Member