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What we fund – Bright Blue

Building momentum for reform to the social security system ahead of the general election.

Funding snapshot

Programme area: Strengthening social security

Amount: £10,000

Length of grant: 2023-2024

Impact goal: Improving social security

The challenge

Our social security system isn’t protecting people from poverty. Many people who rely on the social security system payments are unable to make ends meet, and going without essentials.

The project

Ahead of 2024’s general election, we co-funded liberal conservative think tank Bright Blue to work in collaboration with the Fabian Society to build cross-party momentum around social security reform. This aims both to influence election manifestos, but also ensure that lessons from welfare reforms over the last 10 years inform the thinking of the next government. This work includes:

  • Public research, setting out the case for social security form as well as policy solutions – such as ‘Building up: The future of social security’, funded under a previous grant.
  • Events with decision makers and politicians across parties, to create conversations about reform to the social security system.