About ActionFunder

We’re unlocking the power of businesses to be a force for good in local communities. We’re building a world where thousands of companies back millions of community projects.

Why us

We are a multi-award winning B Corp with 15+ years’ experience in connecting businesses and foundations with local communities. We work directly with community leaders across the UK, and partners around the globe, to drive measurable impact in businesses and in local communities.

 

 

Get to know our team

Our Commitment

ActionFunder is on a mission to unlock the power of business as a force for good in local communities. That’s our day to day. While we do it we support our team to work and travel in ways that are sustainable – for our people and our planet. And we use our voice to advocate for local communities, for business as a force for good, and for the two to come together to increase their impact.

So far

over £700,000

in funding has launched on ActionFunder!

Our History

2008

Project Dirt ‘the green social network’ is born

Timberland launches the first community fund, followed by Neal’s Yard, Skipton Building Society, the Mayor of London.

2010

Named “Breakthrough idea for the 21st Century”

Project Dirt is named a “Breakthrough idea for the 21st Century” by the Sustainable Development Commission

2015

First global movement campaign: Outdoor Classroom Day

Outdoor Classroom Day kicks off in partnership with Persil – within 5 years the campaign reaches 10m kids in 120,000 schools across 36 countries, winning the Global Good Award for Education

2017

Getting an online community together for ‘Offline Festival’

Over 2,500 community leaders on the Project Dirt Network are invited to celebrate community action at Project Dirt’s Offline Festival

2018

Rebrand as Semble – come together, make a change

Project Dirt rebrands as Semble and kicks off business to community campaigns with the likes of Carling, Greggs, GB Snowsports …

2019

Gain royal support for homegrown campaign: Backyard Nature

Backyard Nature launches with Iceland Foods Foundation to empower ALL kids to protect the planet on their doorstep, supported by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and celebrated on Channel 4 and Disney

2021

Rebrand & launch of grant funding platform: ActionFunder

Making it quicker & easier for businesses to find and fund local non-profits through our grant-giving platform, attracting £400,000+ in the first 6 months alone