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



Our fiscal hosting service, Accountable, gives unincorporated groups a safe and transparent way to receive funding and manage their money. We take care of the admin and finance, so you can focus on changing the world.

Check out our Gitbook to learn all about Accountable. Open Collective also has a comprehensive Gitbook here

What can a Collective do?

  • 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

What does The Social Change Nest provide?

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

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 have a collaborative and transparent way to manage funds.

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. 


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?

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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. 

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News from Accountable

Updates on our activities and progress.

Pitch Perfect Update!

Hello All! We wanted to let you all know that the next Pitch Perfect will be taking place at the end of November - there won’t be a Pitch Perfect this month. Don’t worry - the details of the next Pitch Perfect will be relea...
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Published on October 15, 2021 by Accountable

MetaGov Info Session Tomorrow!

Reminder about the MetaGov info session tomorrow!Time - 1pm-1:30pm📅Date - Tuesday 12th October🖥️Location - Zoom (link will be sent before the event)🧑‍🤝‍🧑About - potential integration to in...
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Published on October 11, 2021 by Accountable

MetaGov Info Session - Collaborative Decision Making Integration

What if more than one admin could approve an expense? We are hosting an info session next Tuesday about a potential new integration for Open Collective by MetaGov. The integration is based on encouraging s...
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Published on October 6, 2021 by Accountable


Let’s get the discussion going! This is a space for the community to converse, ask questions, say thank you, and get things done together.

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Published on September 7, 2021 by Accountable

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

Question about the criteria to join The Social Change Nest

Published on September 10, 2020 by Tracey Shipman

HiI am working with a group of individuals in Nosara, Costa Rica to initiate a collective that is focused on community gardens, educations for the community on growing their own food, and creating a regenerative system that is not dependent...



Transparent and open finances.

Today’s balance

£805.43 GBP

Total raised

£308,617.72 GBP

Total disbursed

£307,812.29 GBP

Estimated annual budget

£303,773.97 GBP


Financial Contribution from Emma Alexander

Debit from Accountable to Black Trans Foundation

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Financial Contribution from PERKINS A V08

Debit from Accountable to Oxford Mutual Aid

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Friends Provident Foundation Grant

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Financial Contribution from Valeria Lascano

Debit from Accountable to Nocado

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Debit from Accountable to Speaking of IMELDA

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Referral for Iskashaato Ma Kufto

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