Special Initiatives

2027 Associates Programme

The grant-giving sector is responsible for providing £12.9bn of funding each year, to people and organizations to help them run projects that positively impact the community.  It’s a sector that is good at speaking about and tackling social inequality, and the value of all people in bringing about social change.  But it’s also a sector that recognizes the need to hire and develop people with more diverse perspectives who have lived or worked in the kind of communities they seek to help.

And so 2027 exists as a program to achieve this: to hire, develop and support anybody passionate about forging a career that helps them serve communities through grant-giving, and has some lived experience of being “working-class” and working in the community.  If you’re looking to develop a career with more influence on enacting change, this could be the opportunity for you.