Since Make it Happen’s formation in 2006, the company has supported the growth and ongoing sustainability of over 300 social/ethical businesses across the health, education, crime, employment, social care, environmental and housing sectors. We have supported the development of 80 social business start up’s and assisted our client base in achieving in excess of £10m of finance through grants and loans and £100m in contracted and trading income. We have invaluable experience and have worked with a large number of clientele over the public, private and third sectors thus enabling us to do what we do efficiently and effectively.
At Make it Happen we aspire to help organisational leaders build their confidence and capability in all that they do. We assist organisations in developing ways of creating profit and achieving social value and impact, whilst helping to develop an understanding of financial systems and ways of working that secure long term sustainability. It is our vision to challenge and change the traditional business model to one where social and ethical values are embedded to help shape the way that the business is conducted.
We support inspiration for social change – we strive to inspire people to do things that make money, as well as creating a real social value and impact. We aim to give those we work with the knowledge and understanding so that they know how to make social change.
Make it happen are delighted to be supporting the development of the social enterprise movement within the UK by sitting on the Social Enterprise UK Council.
Make it Happen has been successfully appointed as a supplier to the Cabinet Office’s Mutual Programme and is proud to be engaged with a number of Local Authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups and Housing Associations, helping them to establish new organizations and develop sustainable income and report their social value and impact.
We are delighted to be helping shape social impact and value reporting by sitting on the UK council for the SROI network.
We are the founders of the Social Value Quality Mark, the UK’s only quality mark for Social Value.