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Rank Ripples – Spring 2023

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Start Here Programme

By |1st Feb 2022|News|

Photography credit: Pacemaker On the 31st January 2022, Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey launched a £10m Employment & Skills Initiative, which will see grants awarded to organisations to cover salary costs for three years in sectors [...]

50 years of Giving

By |21st Jan 2022|News|

In 2022 The Rank Foundation will be celebrating the life of our founder, Lord Rank, and the 50 years of giving in his name. In the coming weeks, we will be launching an exciting and [...]

Rank Memorial Award Winners 2021

By |4th Nov 2021|News|

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 and South Africa.  In 2017 [...]

Celebrating 10 Years of Time to Shine

By |3rd Nov 2021|News|

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 members attended Mercers Hall in [...]

Recovery Grants Impact Films

By |25th Oct 2021|News|

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 films with RankNet members. The [...]

Rank Conference 2021: Take Stock and Reset

By |20th Oct 2021|News|

  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 consequently the conference. With this [...]

£1.6 million awarded to Plymouth

By |18th Oct 2021|News|

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 a particular focus on projects [...]

Time to Shine Showcase 2020

By |7th Apr 2021|News|

In March, The Rank Foundation hosted a virtual Showcase to celebrate and demonstrate the work of the 2020 Time to Shine leaders. No one could have predicted the challenges they would face both professionally and [...]

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