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The Social Change Nest

Our fiscal hosting service removes financial barriers so that you can focus on making change.


The Social Change Nest

Our fiscal hosting services remove financial barriers so that you can focus on making change. We give you the tools and support to scale and create impact, without imposing any structures that could hinder your amazing work.

As the sister of The Social Change Agency, we have 10 years experience in the nonprofit sector. We have a deep understanding of civil society - the barriers to getting started, and the fiscal and administrative needs of groups and individual changemakers.

Check out our Gitbook to learn all about The Social Change Nest. Open Collective also has a comprehensive Gitbook here.  

Our fiscal hosting service

Our service can help you if:

1. You’ve been holding group funds in a personal bank account and it’s starting to cause headaches
2. You want to receive and manage funds in a more transparent and collaborative way
3. You’re struggling with the admin of running a group and could use some support
4. You’d benefit from being part of a community of groups and movements, with access to shared resources and networks
5. You’re growing fast and need help understanding how to do it responsibly

Additional support 

We’re always looking for new ways to build capacity, community and infrastructure. All with the aim of helping community groups like yours to thrive. Here are just a few ways we do this:

  • Funding opportunities: We share relevant opportunities across our networks. And we highlight partners that can help with grant applications and other funding options.

  • Resources: We gather and share relevant resources and services through our website and other comms channels.

  • Community building: Through events (both in-person and virtual) and our Discord community, we bring like-minded groups together to collaborate, connect and learn.

  • Capacity building: We offer additional support where needed, for example in strategy, comms and marketing, and building out governance structures.


We charge a one-off onboarding fee of £42, and 5% from the money we host on your behalf. We also provide a grant management service. This means that you can apply for formal grants using us as a host. Please get in touch with us if you’re interested in this grant management. 


If you have any questions please get in touch by calling us on 07712 872277 or emailing [email protected]

To find out more about The Social Change Nest and our team, check out our website

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NOTICE: Update to the Social Change Nest Open Collective Terms

Hi there, We hope you’re all doing well! The below message contains important information about recent changes made to our Terms of Service and how it’s been amended to take into account Election Law. We have been working closely with Bates...
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Published on April 15, 2024 by Saoirse

Payments Reminder: Tuesday and Thursday Schedule For The Next Fortnight! 📆💵

Hey there, 🌟 Just a friendly reminder! For this week and next week, our payment schedule will be slightly different. Payments will be processed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. That means payments will be made on the following days:. 🗓️ Week Co...
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Published on March 25, 2024 by Mei Yee Yau

Changes to our payment schedule around the upcoming bank holidays 🐰🌷

Hey there, 🌟 We hope you’re doing great and enjoying the arrival of spring! 🌷 Just a quick heads up that our office will be operating on a revised schedule for the week commencing March 25th and April 1st due to the upcoming bank holidays...
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Published on March 15, 2024 by Mei Yee Yau


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Hello, Im not understanding the Pricing

Published on October 19, 2023 by Lea Guzzo

Hello, I notice that at the top of this profile, there is written Host Fees: 0%, but at the bottom, there is written 5% on money held + 7% on grant + upfront payment. Can you explain because I don't understand how these pieces of informatio...

Queen's Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund

Published on January 25, 2022 by The Social Change Nest

We have come across a potential grant opportunity that we think could be of interest to you: Queen's Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund -...

Environment grant

Published on September 7, 2021 by The Social Change Nest

We came across the Together for Our Planet: https://www.tnlco...


Transparent and open finances.

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-£1,547.50 GBP
Settlement #198641
Today’s balance

£118,129.44 GBP

Total income

£3,151,434.93 GBP

Total disbursed

£3,033,305.49 GBP

Estimated annual budget

£1,183,650.32 GBP


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Balance transfer
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