defining impact in real terms: the rebellion in practice.

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Since 2017 we have worked on projects and initiatives, interventions and partnerships, designed to create impact and address a key point in our manifesto:

"Business and education must become more engaged with the people and communities they serve to generate social change and impact through innovation and transformation."

With this in mind, we founded the TEDxBrayfordPool series that launched just two months after our inception. As TEDxBrayfordPool, since 2017 we have:

  • Raised awareness of Lincoln as a centre for knowledge exchange on a global stage.

  • Worked with residents between 16 and 65 to showcase their “ideas worth spreading”

  • Created 15 voluntary positions to facilitate the series.

  • Worked in partnership with businesses and organisations including Lincolnshire Police, University of Lincoln, The Centre of Culture & Creativity, Lincoln Minster School and Bishop Grosseteste University.

  • Engaged 7000+ people at physical events with a further online reach of 143,000.

  • Worked with 100 speakers and performers to deliver presentations through coaching, of which 51% have identified as female, 10% identifying as LGBT+, 10% from BAME communities and 33% under the age of 26.

  • Encouraged 1000+ people to create wider social action within their specific communities through facilitated discussions and workshops.

  • Established a 1:25 SROI equating to £1.5m across the full duration of the series so far.

  • Delivered around £329,000 of training

  • Generated £5,000 of marketing per speaker and sponsor.

We have worked with Team Entrepreneurship Students from Bishop Grosseteste University, to help source investment of £44,000 for the Involve@Lincoln centre through a community shares scheme. This helped them secure the purchase of their building from the local authority ensuring that the crucial work around mental health intervention and alleviating food poverty can continue for years to come.


We have delivered creative workshops to address 'wicked problems' using design and design thinking for the local community through the Mansions of the Future programme as well as at the international Team4Learning conference, and for trainee team coaches at Aston Business School. We have encouraged participants to #FightLikeADesigner to begin to address problems such as food poverty and education inequality in their own communities. 

Working with our sister organisation 3° of Innovation we have created a scholarship programme to support those with marginalised voices from the LGBTQ+ community, POC and immigrant communities to give people the tools to harness their own voices to create social change.

We have worked with East Midlands music charity, soundLINCS, to review their MusicLincs project in order to revitalise its appeal and make it more sustainable. In order to do this, we returned 66% of our consultancy fee in order for the charity to create a six-month part-time graduate internship to put the review into action. 

We have used team coaching to help develop a community arts collective, Art Isn't Sexy, into a sustainable collaborative community delivering community arts activism opportunities.

We have helped Mental Health Runner build their brand and develop opportunities to create impact around mental health and physical fitness, and are proud to support them as they deliver their First Steps Forward Programme providing free running shoes to those in mental health recovery.

And that's just the tip of the iceberg! Despite the 2020 global pandemic we continue to navigate "business unusual" with the rebellion going from strength to strength. 

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Our triple bottom line in black & white.

100+

Workshops delivered.

2,000+

Encouraged to take social action within their own communities to date.

people

500K+

Engaged through our work to date.

£11k+

Of project capital returned to clients to fund new job creation and improve facilities.

£49k

Raised to help create space for communities and their stories.

pounds

£1.5m

Social Return On Investment generated through the TEDxBrayfordPool series alone! (2017 to 2019)

1000kg

Landfill waste reduced through event greening activities per year.

1000+

People encouraged to reduce, reuse and recycle through our events between 2018 and 2020.

planet

200+

Participant meals sourced from food waste interception in 2019.

WORKING TOWARDS

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stories beyond the numbers: our favourite projects.

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