We believe in the power of community to bring people together
We believe in the power of community to bring people together and ignite meaningful connections.
Society is built on relationships and interaction, which are crucial for happy, healthy lives. However, as our cities grow, so does social isolation. In cities around the world, millions of people are reporting feelings of loneliness and disconnection.
In every country, there are communities that face barriers to participating fully in political, economic, social and cultural life. Social exclusion is one of these barriers, meaning individuals are wholly or partially excluded from the society in which they live. We want to identify communities that face this barrier, and provide them with the support they need to overcome it. In doing this, we can create a more stable, safe and just society where every person has a role to play.
Through our initiatives, we are working to build more connected communities with engaged citizens. We are tackling loneliness and bringing people together to create meaningful connections and positive social change.
Our accelerator alumni are changing this
Since 2017, we have supported the following social enterprises with missions to improve social integration:
Tram Anh NguyenFounder, Sumi, Vietnam
Tram Anh is founder of Sumi, a combination of chatbot, artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to help young people.
Shaney VijendranathFounder, You, Baby and I, South Africa
Shaney is founder of You, Baby and I, helping new mothers through the journey of motherhood.
Italo AlvesFounder, TODXS, Brazil
Italo is founder of TODXS, the first Brazilian non-profit social start-up that promotes LGBTI+ Inclusion.
Gwen Yi WongFounder, Tribeless, Malaysia
Gwen is co-founder of Tribeless, creating a culture of empathy in every organisation and community in the world.
Our impact in London
Mission #3: Connecting communities
Creating a more socially integrated London starts with building meaningful relationships between Londoners of all backgrounds. This means providing social events and opportunities for people to interact with each other, crossing social and cultural divides to enhance their social network and reduce social isolation.
Mission #4: Breaking down social barriers
We envision a city where people are free from discrimination, know their rights and are protected by those rights. To achieve this, we need to identify the groups who are at risk of social exclusion and inequality, then work alongside them to create a more equal community.