Scaling Social Impact in the UK: Insights from Scale Accelerator




In 2015, Spring Impact partnered with nine of the UK’s largest Trusts and Foundations to deliver the pilot Scale Accelerator. The aim of Scale Accelerator is to support promising social enterprises and charities to replicate and scale the proven impact of their programmes.

The initial Scale Accelerator cohort included 11 diverse social enterprises and charities from across the UK, selected in collaboration with funding
partners. Over ten months, each organisation received a package of individual support and group training that enabled them to:


In 2017 The International Centre for Social Franchising (ICSF) became Spring Impact. This report was created under our old branding and name.
  • Create an ambitious yet realistic two year acceleration plan – defining their strategy, developing a business model and building a detailed implementation plan
  • Build leadership and other critical capabilities
  • Improve their monitoring and evaluation processes

This report aims to share insights from Scale Accelerator in the hope it will be of benefit to social purpose organisations aiming to scale their impact
and those who wish to support them to do so.

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