The Deloitte Social Innovation Pioneers programme supports socially innovative businesses, providing them with a package of support to help them grow to scale and become investment-ready. In total we are investing over £1m a year in this ground breaking programme which utilises the skills and capabilities of our people to support social business.
We are currently working with 16 social businesses across a range of sectors, industries and regions, and the first Pioneers cohort have moved onto an Alumni programme.
At the end of year one we commissioned our programme partners, Social Enterprise UK (SEUK), to conduct an independent impact analysis. Pioneers have reported an average growth in turnover of 45% and 83% have increased employment within their organisations, equating to 80 full-time and 41 part-time roles.
|The impact of the first year of the programme has been recognised through the Prime Minister’s Big Society Awards, which acknowledge individuals or organisations across the UK that demonstrate Big Society in their work.|
"The support of Deloitte has seen some great businesses become investment-ready, as well as getting the team more involved in their local communities.”- Rt Hon David Cameron MP
"This is not Corporate Social Responsibility, this is Deloitte doing what they do best - using their skills and expertise to be a catalyst for growth across this dynamic sector.” - Peter Holbrook, CEO, SEUK