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10 million people helped, says grants project

Words by Abi Scaife

An impact project has helped 10 million people.

Great! Tell me more.

TRANSFORM, an impact acceleration project, has announced that they have helped 10 million lives so far, across Africa and Asia.

The project unites corporations, donors, investors and academics, helping them to back projects that encourage social change, and improve the lives of local people.

It is led by Unilever, the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and EY leaders.

What's next?

The next milestone is to help 15 million people - something TRANSFORM is well on the way to doing.

The project is combining grant funding, business insight, practical experience, resources and networks, encouraging start-ups and new enterprises and helping them to tackle global challenges.

“We’re thrilled to have reached such an important milestone at TRANSFORM.  Some of the best new ideas and groundbreaking solutions are coming from entrepreneurs and start-ups,” said Rebecca Marmot, Unilever’s Chief Sustainability Officer.

“By blending local innovation with the resources of large organisations, TRANSFORM is unlocking these opportunities, helping to scale workable solutions and drive progress. It’s also helping us to expand our own networks. We look forward to supporting more enterprises in the future and being part of this dynamic eco-system.”

To learn more about TRANSFORM and how they're changing millions of lives for the better, you can visit their website.

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

Working Chance. This is a charity that helps women offenders make the transition into employment, helping them find paid work and offering voluntary placements. Find out more.

National AIDs Trust. This charity works to stop HIV from standing in the way of health, dignity and equality, and to end new HIV transmissions. Learn more here.

Save The Children UK. Save the Children is a UK charity for children that works in over 100 countries to make sure children are fed, learning and treated fairly. Learn more here.

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