HUMBER ALL NATIONS ALLIANCE (HANA) has won a place on a national Scale Accelerator programme, which helps charities and social enterprises to reach more people and maximise impact, as the pandemic continues to present the social sector with serious challenges.
We are one of just six charities from across the UK to be selected for the prestigious programme run by global non-profit consultancy Spring Impact, in a highly competitive process.
HANA is a specialist infrastructure organisation supporting members of the diverse ethnic community groups and associations in the Humber Region.
Backed by the National Lottery Community Fund, the Scale Accelerator provides vital support, skills and insight for organisations ambitious about changing more lives. It provides a tailored programme, delivered through virtual interactive sessions, helping organisations to build the capacity and skills to maximise and sustain their impact.
Each organisation benefits from over £30,000 worth of consultancy from a dedicated team of experts, who draw upon Spring Impact’s proven methodology.
Spokesperson for HANA, Francis Ahiakpa, Chief Executive Officer, said it is a great opportunity to be able to work with some fantastic organisations and partners. This is great news for the City and the People we support.
Hannah Barker, Scale Accelerator Programme Manager at Spring Impact said:
“Congratulations to Humber All Nations alliance for their well-deserved success in joining the Scale Accelerator. Helping more people access lifechanging social innovations is more important than ever, as the covid-19 crisis continues to impact on the lives of the most vulnerable in our society. We are excited to kick-start this autumn’s Scale Accelerator with this fantastic cohort and help them to reach their ambitions.”
Made possible thanks to a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, twenty-nine ambitious UK charities and social entrepreneurs have participated in the Scale Accelerator since 2015. As a result, many have increased their reach and impact, and gained funding for their next phase of scale.
Cassie Robinson, Senior Head of UK funding at The National Lottery Community Fund, said:
“Charities and voluntary sector organisations are facing new and difficult pressures posed by COVID-19, whilst also playing a vital role in helping society to respond. We’re proud that National Lottery funding is supporting Scale Accelerator and projects across the UK to scale up, maximise their impact and reach, and ultimately support people and communities during this pandemic.”