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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 website 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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Exciting Fundraising Webinar Series🥳

Hey there, We’re thrilled to announce our upcoming webinar series on fundraising, starting next Monday! Led by the fantastic Kate Ferrie, a fundraising expert with 20 years of experience, this series will demystify the fundraising process -...
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Published on July 15, 2024 by Mei Yee Yau

Changes to our payment schedule week commencing 27th May 🌟

Hey there, We just wanted to remind you that due to the bank holiday, we will be amending our payment schedule for the week commencing May 27th. 🗓️ During the week of the 27th of May, we will be making payments on Tuesday,...
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Published on May 17, 2024 by Mei Yee Yau

Changes to our payment schedule due to the May bank holidays 🥳💐

Hey there, We hope you’re doing great and looking forward to the upcoming bank holidays!🌞 We just wanted to inform you of some adjustments to our payment schedule for the weeks of May 6th and May 27th, to accommodate the approaching bank h...
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Published on April 26, 2024 by Mei Yee Yau


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Monday expense and other issues.

Published on June 5, 2024 by J P

Hi it's John from Bristol Copwatch I am one of our finance admins. I wondered if you can clarify processing times we are from time to time running into issues with money being released. I appreciate last time it was a bank holiday however t...

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 -...


Transparent and open finances.

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Today’s balance

£139,988.46 GBP

Total income

£3,522,174.09 GBP

Total disbursed

£3,382,185.63 GBP

Estimated annual budget

£1,019,558.86 GBP


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