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The Social Change Nest CIC

Through our fiscal hosting service, groups can easily receive and pay out money; taking joint control over their finances. Offered by the Social Change Nest CIC, who specialises in supporting people-powered networks.


The Social Change Nest

Our fiscal hosting service gives unincorporated groups a safe and transparent way to receive funding and manage their money. We take care of the admin and finance, so you can focus on changing the world.

Check out our Gitbook to learn all about The Social Change Nest. Open Collective also has a comprehensive Gitbook here

What can a Collective do?

  • Receive donations or grants from individuals, organisations or businesses
  • Set recurring donations, such as monthly membership charges
  • Reimburse your volunteers. Pay invoices for services
  • Request money from another Collective

What does The Social Change Nest provide?

We have 8 years of experience supporting grassroots organisation, community groups, and networks, to create social impact 🌍

The Social Change Nest specialises in creating and supporting people-powered networks and social movements. After years of supporting and incubating grassroots groups, we know how important it is to have a collaborative and transparent way to manage funds.

By selecting us as your fiscal host, you’ll be able to tap into a number of our resources and become a part of a wider network of groups and individuals doing incredible work! We have a dedicated team who are here to provide support to you so you can always give us a ring or email us. 


Our fiscal hosting fees are 5% on incoming transactions (contributions) plus £42 set up costs
🏦 We also provide a grant management service. This means you can apply for formal grants using us as a Host. We usually charge 7% on the incoming grant. Please get in touch if you're looking to apply for funding. 

If you have any questions please get in touch by calling us on 07712 872277 or emailing To find out more about SCN, pay our website a visit. 

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The Social Change Nest CIC is hosting the following events.

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News from The Social Change Nest CIC

Updates on our activities and progress.

*COMING SOON* - the NEW SCN Website💻

Hey all! We hope you are all doing well! We are so excited to announce that we are working on releasing a brand new website this Summer! We are currently in the planning and design stages, and would love your input. You can...
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Published on May 22, 2023 by The Social Change Nest CIC

Funding Opportunities🤠 Free Online Conference 👀 and SCN Tips💆

Hey all! We hope you had a fabulous time over the bank holiday weekends, and managed to grab a few minutes of sun as it was peeking through the clouds🌞 Over at SCN we’ve been busy working on some very exciting behind the scenes stuff which...
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Published on May 15, 2023 by The Social Change Nest CIC

SCN Non-Executive Director🕴, Grant Management🧑‍🤝‍🧑, and Funding Opportunities🦀

Hey all! Happy Monday🌞 We hope you had a great week and a restful weekend, and that you are looking forward to the week ahead! It’s now less than 3 weeks until our Manchester event so grab your tickets while you can🏃‍♀️ E...
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Published on April 24, 2023 by The Social Change Nest CIC


Let’s get the discussion going! This is a space for the community to converse, ask questions, say thank you, and get things done together.

Queen's Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund

Published on January 25, 2022 by The Social Change Nest CIC

We have come across a potential grant opportunity that we think could be of interest to you: Queen's Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund -...

Environment grant

Published on September 7, 2021 by The Social Change Nest CIC

We came across the Together for Our Planet: https://www.tnlco...

Question about the criteria to join The Social Change Nest

Published on September 10, 2020 by Tracey Shipman

HiI am working with a group of individuals in Nosara, Costa Rica to initiate a collective that is focused on community gardens, educations for the community on growing their own food, and creating a regenerative system that is not dependent...



Transparent and open finances.

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Today’s balance

£108,611.50 GBP

Total income

£2,114,874.67 GBP

Total disbursed

£2,006,263.17 GBP

Estimated annual budget

£1,051,329.02 GBP


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