The Fore believes any organisation with the talent and drive to create social change should be able to access the support it needs to fulfil its potential.
Small charities are crucial. They are both the lifeblood of their local communities and the birth place of innovation.
If small organisations cannot succeed, the established players go unchallenged, innovative ideas get overlooked and the social investment movement will continue to lack promising investment opportunities.
So why are even the most dynamic early-stage organisations struggling to win support? Funders and individuals gravitate towards larger, well-established charities with well-oiled fundraising machines. And businesses find it too expensive to find smaller, younger organisations, and too risky to support them.
The Fore will build the pipeline of social enterprises and charities ready to serve the needs of their society and challenge the established players. The Fore’s pioneering funding model removes barriers to access and connects even the most isolated, smaller organisations with expertise from the business community and financial support.
They identify organisations with the best ideas, the strongest management and for whom support will create the greatest impact. They seek to take up as little of their applicants’ time as possible as time spent seeking funding is time away from their beneficiaries.