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Urban Uprising wins place on Scale Accelerator

18 NOVEMBER 2020: Urban Uprising has won a place on a national Scale Accelerator programme, which helps charities and social enterprises to reach more people and maximise impact, as the pandemic continues to present the social sector with serious challenges.

Urban Uprising is one of just six charities from across the UK to be selected for the prestigious programme run by global non-profit consultancy Spring Impact, in a highly competitive process.

Backed by the National Lottery Community Fund, the Scale Accelerator provides vital support, skills and insight for organisations ambitious about changing more lives. It provides a tailored programme, delivered through virtual interactive sessions, helping organisations to build the capacity and skills to maximise and sustain their impact.

Each organisation benefits from over £30,000 worth of consultancy from a dedicated team of experts, who draw upon Spring Impact’s proven methodology.

Ben Campbell, Project Manager at Urban Uprising, said: “The pandemic has had a significant effect on the wellbeing of young people and our programmes will be needed more than ever. Spring Impact is an amazing opportunity for us to work with a dedicated team of experts to help us develop a strategy for scaling up our climbing programmes and increasing our reach and impact across the UK. We're looking forward to joining a group of like-minded organisations, including Social Bite and Settle, on our journey.”

Hannah Barker, Scale Accelerator Programme Manager at Spring Impact said:

“Congratulations to Urban Uprising for their well-deserved success in joining the Scale Accelerator. Helping more people access life-changing social innovations is more important than ever, as the covid-19 crisis continues to impact on the lives of the most vulnerable in ou