Numbers for Good bridges the world of finance to organisations dedicated to improving people’s lives and helping the planet.

We create financial solutions that allow organisations to fund social and environmental projects and connect investors with opportunities for sustainable financial and social returns.

Who we work with

Our history

Bertrand Beghin and Dominic Llewellyn founded Numbers for Good in 2012 after a mutual friend realised they shared the same vision to use finance as a tool that empowers social enterprises, charities and other organisations striving to improve the world.

Previously Bertrand spent 15 years on the frontline of corporate finance while Dominic worked in policy, charity and political spheres. Recognising that their contrasting backgrounds gave them the perfect set of experiences and skills to connect the social sector to the financial markets, they began working together, and Numbers for Good was born.

Since then Numbers for Good has become one of the leading social investment organisations in the UK. Our team comprises of financial analysts, business consultants, policy makers and social enterprise and charity specialists. This mix of skills and experience puts us in an ideal position to help organisations understand how they can use social investment.

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Our Team Members

Friends and partners

Big Potential

Big Potential is a BIG Lottery Fund grant fund that supports social enterprises and charities to allow them to undertake in-depth investment readiness work to help them raise social investment. Numbers for Good is an approved provider on the programme. We work both with organisations who wish to raise up to £500,000 via Big Potential Breakthrough and with those organisations wishing to raise over £500,000 via Big Potential Advanced.

Key Fund

We are proud to work with the social investor Key Fund who we have partnered with on our work across the North of England.

UCL Business

UCL Business is the access point to the wealth of innovation and intellectual property emanating from UCL and their partner hospitals. They offer a number of services to assist the technology development process of hospitals. Numbers for Good has partnered with UCL Business to deliver an accelerator programme focused on health and social innovation.

Forward Enterprise Fund

Numbers for Good is a an Approved Business Support Provider of the Forward Enterprise Fund, Forward Enterprise Fundis a pioneering initiative to provide business support and funding to individuals and organisations who are breaking the cycles of crime or addiction and are looking to start or develop their enterprises. The Fund is a partnership between Social Investment Business, one of the UK’s largest social investors and The Forward Trust, a leading rehabilitation charity. Forward believes that ex-offenders and people in recovery from addiction are an untapped source of potential. This programme offers a pathway to access loans and business support to organisations that are supporting people in their rehabilitation through employment and to people who have broken the cycles of offending or addiction and are looking to develop their own businesses.

The International Centre for Social Franchising

The International Centre for Social Franchising works with organisations to help them achieve their social mission by scaling their impact through replication. We partner with the ICSF to deliver advice on issues relating to replication and franchising.

Social Enterprise UK

The Social Enterprise UK is the leading national body for social enterprises in the UK. Numbers for Goods is a proud member of the network.

SE100 Index

We're a partner of the SE100 Index, the only live, open access platform that tracks data from the top social enterprises in the UK. We provide free investment readiness services for social enterprises listed on the index.

Good Finance

Good Finance is a collaborative project to help improve access to information on social investment for charities and social enterprises. Numbers for Good is listed as one of Good Finance's recommended organizations.