Hackney Learning Trust (HLT) is part of Hackney Council’s Children, Adults and Community Health (CA&CH) Directorate and is responsible for a wide range of services.
HLT is responsible for overseeing educational improvements in the borough, but also works with schools and other educational institutions across the UK.
The Trust was originally established in 2002 as the first private, not-for-profit company in the UK to take over and transform a council’s entire education function. In 2012 The Learning Trust was returned back to Hackney Council but with a significant earned income target — almost £10M a year.
This success story explains how =mc consulting helped them achieve that target.
Solidaridad is an international network organisation with partners all over the world. Their goal is to promote equitable trade especially in the arena of common commodities such as coffee, cotton, tea, fruit and vegetables and more. To do this they work on both sides of the ethical supply chain with smallholder farmers and with some of the largest multinationals in the world promoting fairer partnerships.
Supported significantly by the Dutch government they were keen to explore how to adapt their business model and create clearer value propositions for the commercial companies they work with. With these they hoped to secure more support from businesses and so reduce dependence on this institutional funding.
=mc consulting was their training partner in this journey.
The South Downs is the UK’s newest National Park, covering a wide variety of landscapes, historic monuments, archaeological features and living, working communities.
Around 2 million people live within or close to the national park – the highest local population among all the national parks – and day visits reach 46 million a year. With such high user numbers, the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) must maintain a delicate balance between conserving and protecting the unique landscape, promoting opportunities for the public to enjoy it, and fostering the well-being of local communities.
But times are tough to secure enough public funds for the important works they have conserving the park and also making it accessible to the people who need to enjoy open spaces. This success story explains how the park explores the potential for earned income, from legacies to offering band association on jam brands and involving local hotels in asking guests to donate with every stay.
The RSPCA is Europe’s largest and best respected animal welfare charity, based in the UK , but with significant influence internationally. Heavily reliant on gifts from supporters and donors the agency mostly provides its services free to animals and those who care for them.
Demand for their services continues to grow as concern for animal welfare becomes an increasingly important issue on the social agenda. This applies not simply to companion animals, such as cats and dogs, but also animals in business: farm animals and those used in entertainment settings such as films or theatre.
This success story explores how =mc consulting worked with the RSPCA to explore the potential for three new earned income streams.