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 211 Collectives

Host since March 2020

894 contributors

Host since April 2020

310 contributors

Host since May 2020

255 contributors

Schools ABC

Collective

Host since January 2021

208 contributors

Trans Aid Cymru

Collective

Host since November 2020

191 contributors

Nunhead Knocks

Collective

Host since April 2020

183 contributors

Host since March 2020

170 contributors

Host since March 2020

164 contributors

Host since November 2020

159 contributors

Host since November 2020

154 contributors

Host since September 2020

153 contributors

Host since June 2020

144 contributors

Host since August 2020

126 contributors

Host since April 2020

124 contributors

Host since April 2020

122 contributors

Host since April 2020

119 contributors

Host since May 2020

113 contributors

Host since November 2020

111 contributors

Host since March 2021

110 contributors

Host since April 2020

108 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

£60 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

£5,000 GBP

Collective Im...

£1,000 GBP

incognito

£36 GBP

incognito

£14 GBP

incognito

£5 GBP

Tula.town

£2 GBP

Connect


Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from The Social Change Nest

Updates on our activities and progress.

Accountable updates: May 2021

Are you coming to Pitch Perfect? · Last week we announced a new monthly pitching event open to ALL the groups we host. This is an opportunity to meet people, hear about their amazing projects, and if selected (randomly) to...
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Published on June 7, 2021 by The Social Change Nest

Accountable presents: Pitch Perfect

Accountable presents: Pitch Perfect; our new monthly series of quick fire ‘pitching’ series for Accountable groups. Come along for a chance to meet new faces, have a laugh and maybe even win £300 for your community!...
Read more
Published on June 2, 2021 by The Social Change Nest

Bank Holiday Weekend

Dear Collectives, As Monday is bank holiday we will be making the OC payments on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Very best wishes, The SCN Team.
Read more
Published on May 28, 2021 by The Social Change Nest

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

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Today’s balance

£723.10 GBP

Total raised

£137,151.80 GBP

Total disbursed

£136,428.70 GBP

Estimated annual budget

£131,140.67 GBP

Transactions

From Local Giving

from The Social Change Nest

-£487.56GBP
Completed
Financial Contribution from Perkins VO8

from The Social Change Nest

-£10.00GBP
Completed
From Local Giving

from The Social Change Nest

-£29.54GBP
Completed
-£515.19GBP
Paid
Invoice #33513
-£616.11GBP
Paid
Invoice #42035
-£614.59GBP
Paid
Invoice #39594
Transfer Funds

from The Social Change Nest

+£12,281.70GBP
Completed
Financial Contribution from Anthony Zagariko

from The Social Change Nest

-£28.75GBP
Completed
Total Host Fees collected in May 2021

by The Social Change Nest

+£662.39GBP
From Local Giving

from The Social Change Nest

-£2,983.51GBP
Completed