Supporting people with great ideas to create change
Every year, Flourish supports hundreds of people – women in particular – to develop social and ethical ventures. Our profits are reinvested in supporting women to make the changes they see needed in their communities – and in doing so realise their potential and increase their economic independence.
Our Impact To Date
Over 1,200 social ventures supported
120 women changemakers invested in
£30K+ changemakers seed fund
Over 80% of our annual turnover reinvested in VCSEs
Over 25 Volunteer & Work Experience opportunities a year
Our Impact In 2020 – 21
340 individuals (91% women and 9% men) supported
1,136 interventions delivered
125 individuals supported intensively
44 new enterprises started
40 jobs created
138 entrepreneurs from black, Asian or other culturally diverse backgrounds
225 social enterprise/purpose-led businesses supported. Bid-writing support for 44 organisations applying for over £1m, securing £761,700
Research, Policy & Influencing
Greater Manchester Combined Authority commissioned Flourish via 10GM to carry out a consultation into Recommissioning Womenʼs Centres and support services.
200 women and womenʼs support organisations helped inform the report ‘Commissioning with Compassion & Convictionʼ which helped inform GM Mayorʼs Gender Based Abuse strategy and led to us developing the ELLII programme running 2021-22 to capacity build the womenʼs support sector.
Growth Company – Business Growth Hub commissioned Flourish to carry out research to better understand the needs of start-up social entrepreneurs. Our Time to Grow programme participants were part of 6 consultations involving over 120 people to inform new programmes. As a result we secured a contract to intensively support 20 evolving women led social ventures in 2022-23.