Welcome to the new BOOST cohort

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We are delighted to kick off a new scale-up programme: BOOST. By unleashing the power of partnerships, this programme will provide organisations with proven solutions to one of our three social challenges with the ‘boost’ they need to positively impact the lives of even more citizens across the UK. 

BOOST will be delivered by a unique partnership between the government, civil society and business; the Cabinet Office and DCMS are working with the Young Foundation and EY. 

We are very excited to announce that we will be working with the amazing social innovators below! 

Mental Health 

Thrive: Empowers employees to access the right level of mental health support through an app that integrates into any organisation 

The Money and Mental Health Policy Institute: Developing the mental health standards to help essential services firms to better understand their customers’ mental health problems

The Hummingbird Project CIC: Mental health awareness, developing emotional health, increasing resilience 

MyCognition: Assessing and monitoring cognitive fitness to prevent and treat mental health problems in older employee

Financial Inclusion and Capability

We are Digital: Delivering financial and digital skills training sessions to marginalised people through housing associations, companies and charities

Money A+E: Providing money advice & educational services to young people, diverse ethnic groups & disadvantaged communities

Settle: Providing intensive one-to-one support to young people at risk of homelessness, ensuring they have the skills they need to manage their money, tenancy and wellbeing as they transition to independence

Incuto Ltd: Increasing access to affordable credit

Your Own Place: Supporting inexperienced renters to live independently

IncomeMax CIC: Maximising income by guiding access to unclaimed benefits and helping with bills

Trezeo: Membership service providing protections and benefits for self-employed workers


Transition to Work for Young People

Exceptional Individuals: Providing employment services for neurodivergent people and companies looking to be more neurodiverse.

Toolshed (New Meaning Future): Supporting young people who left school with minimal to no qualifications through training and work experience in construction.

MyKindaFuture: Connecting disadvantaged young people with employers through an app (Connectr) that provides digital mentoring and content to potential hires.

Career Alchemy: Online courses with holistic approach to career development for teenagers and graduates

Learning Labs (Flash Academy): Improving English as a second language proficiency

East Learning: Data-driven approach to identifying students’ career interests and offering support packages within schools

Fat Macy's: Training academy and micro-hostel to support young homeless people into permanent housing and employment