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

Rank launches Plymouth Participatory Grant Making Programme

4th Nov 2021|Comments Off on Rank launches Plymouth Participatory Grant Making Programme

Further to the launch of Phase two of the RFL Plymouth place-based programme, applications are now open for the Plymouth Participatory Grant Making fund. This fund will be exclusively open [...]

Rank Memorial Award Winners 2021

4th Nov 2021|Comments Off on Rank Memorial Award Winners 2021

This year the Memorial Award will be dedicated to Erin Donald (1998-2020) – Erin was a remarkable young woman who won the Memorial Award in 2019 with a plan to study drug rehabilitation programmes in Russia [...]

Celebrating 10 Years of Time to Shine

3rd Nov 2021|Comments Off on Celebrating 10 Years of Time to Shine

The Rank Foundation celebrated the milestone of 10 years of the Time to Shine Leadership Programme in 2020. To mark the occasion, leaders past and present as well as RankNet [...]