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 Covid-19 response and community support due to the pandemic


Are you ready?

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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 199 Collectives

Host since March 2020

797 contributors

Host since April 2020

310 contributors

Host since May 2020

253 contributors

Schools ABC

Collective

Host since January 2021

206 contributors

Nunhead Knocks

Collective

Host since April 2020

183 contributors

Host since March 2020

170 contributors

Host since March 2020

164 contributors

Trans Aid Cymru

Collective

Host since November 2020

164 contributors

Host since September 2020

153 contributors

Host since November 2020

143 contributors

Host since June 2020

135 contributors

Host since November 2020

127 contributors

Host since April 2020

124 contributors

Host since April 2020

122 contributors

Host since April 2020

119 contributors

Host since August 2020

111 contributors

Host since May 2020

109 contributors

Host since April 2020

106 contributors

Host since November 2020

102 contributors

Host since April 2020

94 contributors

Contribute


Become a financial contributor.

Custom contribution

Donation

Make a custom one-time or recurring contribution.

Contributions by


+ 4

Events

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

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

Organizations

1
Collective Impact Agency

£1k GBP since May 2020

2
Open Collective

£50 GBP since May 2020

3
Tula.town

£2 GBP since Mar 2021

The Social Change Nest is all of us

Our contributors 10

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

incognito

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£5 GBP

Tula.town

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£2 GBP

Connect


Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from The Social Change Nest

Updates on our activities and progress.

Choosing a structure for your movement: should we constitute?

Choosing a structure for your movement: should we constitute? Many groups are having conversations about what is the best way forward for them. Should they become a charity? Do they need to consti...
Read more
Published on March 31, 2021 by The Social Change Nest

Payments over Easter weekend

Dear Collectives In lieu of the holiday Friday and Monday, we will be instead processing payments this Thursday, April 1st and Tuesday, April 6th. If you have any questions about this or urgent requests, pl...
Read more
Published on March 31, 2021 by The Social Change Nest

What Accountable groups got up to in Feb

Happy Friday everyone! If you fancy a good discussion around mutual aid and what's next, come join us tomorrow in the event Mutual Aid, has it ever been mutual? This is part of the amazing ‘What Ne...
Read more
Published on March 5, 2021 by The Social Change Nest

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Financial Contribution from Southeastern Railway

from The Social Change Nest

-£500.00GBP
Completed

Financial Contribution from PERKINS A V08

from The Social Change Nest

-£10.00GBP
Completed

Solidarity fund

by Christine grayApril 08, 2021

-£30.00 GBP
Rejected
Receipt #38057
£
Today’s balance

-£99,309.42 GBP

Total raised

£13,593.51 GBP

Total disbursed

£112,902.93 GBP

Estimated annual budget

£8,588.51 GBP

Transactions

Financial Contribution from Southeastern Railway

from The Social Change Nest

-£500.00GBP
Completed

Financial Contribution from PERKINS A V08

from The Social Change Nest

-£10.00GBP
Completed

Platform Fees and Tips collected in March

by The Social Change Nest

+£20.85GBP

Total Host Fees collected in March 2021

by The Social Change Nest

+£1,347.75GBP

Financial Contribution from F BROBBY

from The Social Change Nest

-£20.00GBP
Completed

Financial Contribution from Ashfield Healthcare

from The Social Change Nest

-£50.00GBP
Completed

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Grant

from The Social Change Nest

-£6,878.00GBP
Completed

Financial Contribution from A Ross

from The Social Change Nest

-£10.00GBP
Completed

Financial Contribution from Suzanne Lewis

from The Social Change Nest

-£5.00GBP
Completed

SCC Grant from Board in the City CIC

from The Social Change Nest

-£2,478.00GBP
Completed