The Social Change Nest

The Social Change Nest specialises in supporting people-powered networks. Through our Accountable service groups can easily receive and pay out money; taking joint control over their finances.

About


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 find a shared way to transparently manage your money. 

Accountable is for groups who have no bank account or legal status and want to receive donations and pay expenses, without having to deal with the administrative headache of setting up a bank account. 

We host groups across a number of areas including Climate, Covid-19 response, Housing, and Tech. 

What can a Collective do?

We put together this FAQ doc to help you understand how the service works and decide if it’s what you’re looking for! As a Collective you can:
  • 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
Open Collective also has a comprehensive page with more information about the platform here


What does The Social Change Nest provide?

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

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 7 days a week, so you can always give us a ring or email us. 

Fees

Our fiscal hosting fees are 5% on incoming transactions (donations) plus £42 set up costs
👋These fees are waived for groups working on emergency Covid-19 response
🏦 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. 


Are you ready?

👉🏼👉👉🏽👉🏾👉🏿 Apply here to get started


Questions? 

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

Contributions


We are fiscally hosting 204 Collectives

Host since March 2020

870 contributors

Host since April 2020

310 contributors

Host since May 2020

254 contributors

Schools ABC

Collective

Host since January 2021

208 contributors

Nunhead Knocks

Collective

Host since April 2020

183 contributors

Trans Aid Cymru

Collective

Host since November 2020

183 contributors

Host since March 2020

170 contributors

Host since March 2020

164 contributors

Host since November 2020

155 contributors

Host since September 2020

153 contributors

Host since June 2020

141 contributors

Host since November 2020

139 contributors

Host since April 2020

124 contributors

Host since August 2020

124 contributors

Host since April 2020

122 contributors

Host since April 2020

119 contributors

Host since May 2020

112 contributors

Host since November 2020

109 contributors

Host since April 2020

106 contributors

Host since April 2020

104 contributors

Contribute


Become a financial contributor.

Custom contribution

Donation

Make a custom one-time or recurring contribution.

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Events

The Social Change Nest is hosting the following events.

Past event

Choosing a structure for your movement: should we constitute?

04:30 PM UTC
Join us for a discussion about whether you should constitute, what questions you need to ask your...Read more

Top financial contributors

Organizations

1
Collective Impact Agency

£1k GBP since May 2020

2
Open Collective

£50 GBP since May 2020

3
Extinction Rebellion Hackney

£14 GBP since May 2021

4
Tula.town

£2 GBP since Mar 2021

Individuals

1
David Graham

£5k GBP since Mar 2020

2
Incognito

£36 GBP since Apr 2020

3
Incognito

£14 GBP since Apr 2020

4
Incognito

£5 GBP since Apr 2020

The Social Change Nest is all of us

Our contributors 11

Thank you for supporting The Social Change Nest.

David Graham

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£5,000 GBP

Collective Im...

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£1,000 GBP

Open Collective

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£50 GBP

incognito

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£36 GBP

incognito

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£14 GBP

Extinction Re...

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£14 GBP

incognito

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£5 GBP

Tula.town

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£2 GBP

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Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from The Social Change Nest

Updates on our activities and progress.

Payments over May Bank Holiday

Dear Collectives In lieu of the bank holiday on Monday 3rd we will be instead processing payments on May 4th and May 5th. If you have any questions about this or urgent requests, please email us on...
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Published on April 28, 2021 by The Social Change Nest

WE'VE REACHED 200 GROUPS USING ACCOUNTABLE

We’ve just reached a huge milestone…200 community groups and grassroots movements using Accountable! That’s 200 groups managing their funds transparently and collaboratively, helping them grow their social impact everyday. We couldn’t have...
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Published on April 19, 2021 by The Social Change Nest

New Job Opportunity: Administrator

Hi Everyone. We are currently recruiting for a new Administrative role and need your help to find someone. We are looking for a proactive and detailed oriented person to join our small team. This is a new role created to support the growing...
Read more
Published on April 16, 2021 by The Social Change Nest

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Donation from Experiments in Joy E17

from The Social Change Nest

-£352.17GBP
Completed

Financial Contribution from Perkins A VO8

from The Social Change Nest

-£10.00GBP
Completed

From Local Giving

from The Social Change Nest

-£484.88GBP
Completed
£
Today’s balance

-£3,040.22 GBP

Total raised

£124,197.46 GBP

Total disbursed

£127,237.68 GBP

Estimated annual budget

£118,237.60 GBP

Transactions

Donation from Experiments in Joy E17

from The Social Change Nest

-£352.17GBP
Completed

Financial Contribution from Perkins A VO8

from The Social Change Nest

-£10.00GBP
Completed

From Local Giving

from The Social Change Nest

-£484.88GBP
Completed

Grant from Blagrave

from The Social Change Nest

-£4,000.00GBP
Completed

Financial Contribution from Anonymous

from The Social Change Nest

-£521.36GBP
Completed

Financial Contribution from Hardwicke Chambers

from The Social Change Nest

-£820.00GBP
Completed

Financial contribution to The Social Change Nest

from Extinction Rebellion Hackney

+£13.56GBP
Completed

Platform Fees and Tips collected in April

by The Social Change Nest

+£24.75GBP

Total Host Fees collected in April 2021

by The Social Change Nest

+£667.58GBP

Platform settlement for December

by Open Collective

-£496.01GBP
Paid
Invoice #32149