Our aim is to improve the lives of people and their communities, across the UK. We look to do this by encouraging and developing leadership and promoting enterprise and innovation.

The Rank Foundation supports a number of small and major programmes across the UK. In the majority of cases, these programmes are funded through our proactive, research driven activities. 

Engaged Philanthropy

The Rank Foundation operates a model of engaged philanthropy, combining intellectual, social and financial capital in order to maximise impact, whilst leveraging additional funding and support:

  • Financial Capital: flexible funding, long term support
  • Intellectual Capital: sharing good practice, bursaries, education & training
  • Social Capital: networking through RankNet and our Fellowship

Our experience suggests that by concentrating funding, knowledge and expertise in a very focused way, promoting stronger partnerships and increased collaboration, helps to ‘add value’ where the outcome is greater than the sum of each part.

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Recent News

Recovery Grants Impact Films

25th Oct 2021|0 Comments

To measure the impact of our Recovery Grant Programme in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and The National Lottery Community Fund, we produced 8 [...]

Rank Conference 2021: Take Stock and Reset

20th Oct 2021|0 Comments

  This year, The Rank Foundation’s annual conference was held in Leeds with the theme ‘Take Stock and Reset’. The challenges of the pandemic greatly influenced the third sector and [...]

£1.6 million awarded to Plymouth

18th Oct 2021|0 Comments

In September, the Rank Network came together at Market Hall in Plymouth for the phase two launch of our Plymouth place-based programme awarding £1.6 million to Plymouth social enterprises with [...]