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.

The Rank Foundation in numbers

Organisations funded in 10 years
funded Place-Based organisations
School Leadership Award Fellows
Time to Shine Interns

Recent News

Report: Valuing Place

20th May 2019|Comments Off on Report: Valuing Place

The Rank Foundation is delighted to launch our latest report, Valuing Place. The report was produced by our external evaluation team, summarising Rank's experience with place based programmes across the [...]

Plymouth News

4th Apr 2019|Comments Off on Plymouth News

In October 2018, The Rank Foundation launched a new Place-Based programme in Plymouth. The programme is supported by Phil Davies, the Plymouth Rank Associate and Laura Kelly, who splits [...]

  • Memorial Award 2019

Rank Memorial Award 2019

18th Mar 2019|Comments Off on Rank Memorial Award 2019

Today we launch the Rank Memorial Award 2019, which was established in 2010 to commemorate our former Chairman, Mr. Fred Packard. The aim of the Memorial [...]