Match Trading Task Force

Social enterprise
Existing collaboration

Aims and activities

Aims and questions

Match Trading® is grant funding that pound-for-pound matches an increase in income from trading. Created in 2017 by the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) with the support of pioneer partners, Lloyds Banking Group, Power to Change and The National Lottery Community Fund, Match Trading rewards sales growth, incentivising social organisations to strengthen their trading base so that they can build stronger futures.

The Match Trading Task Force brings together more than 20 funders, sector organisations and government bodies who meet quarterly to share data and insights on Match Trading, develop and implement new programmes and raise awareness of the impact of Match Trading and trading support programmes on social enterprises.

The Task Force has allowed funders to share the risks of experimentation, problem-solve together [...] and join forces to exert more sector influence.

Alastair Wilson
Chief Executive, School for Social Entrepreneurs

How to get involved

To find out more about becoming a Match Trading funder or joining the Task Force, contact School for Social Entrepreneurs.

Who's involved

Current members of the Match Trading Task Force can be viewed here.

Learning and Resources

Watch a 90-second animation that explains how Match Trading grants work.

Task Force members receive regular updates and resources via a quarterly Match Trading Funders Briefing. They also have access to a Match Trading Guidebook on how to launch and manage Match Trading programmes, as well as data collection protocols and frameworks. Further resources can be found on the Match Trading website.

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