HOW WE CAN SUPPORT YOU
Step one... Footwork collaborates with local partner organisations to help identify people like you – local social innovators with the direct experience to identify the obstacles that mean people feel unsupported or unsafe, without opportunities to integrate, or to be empowered to make change.
Step two... Our support might be financial, or include tools like training and advice – connecting you with others to share experience or providing specialist help to give your idea more impact.
Step three... The individuals and groups Footwork supports together provide valuable knowledge and evidence about how to empower local people and build resilient places. You will be helping to raise awareness and influence how things are done in the future.
how this looks in practice ...
We support you to turn a bold idea into lasting positive change for other people and places
We're building a body of knowledge of how to empower people to create resilient places
We nurture and share this valuable resource, to influence how places should be shaped in the future: with investment in regeneration that recognises the invaluable role people play in creating thriving places
WHY WE'RE DIFFERENT
We are a small funder, with a keen attention to people. We consider you as long-term collaborators & value two-way learning
We are a self-supported funder. This gives us the independence & ability to act swiftly. We see potential in people & their ideas where other funders may see risk
MORE THAN MONEY
We work with partners to offer you other tools of support. We also offer a physical space to come together and collaborate
To understand more about why & how we support you, please read our founding principles
Footwork has been supporting bold initiatives since 2016. This is what they say…