Proudly Supporting

Since January 2017, we have invested in or offered financial support to a broad portfolio of businesses and social enterprises, demonstrating our commitment to affect real change in communities across the UK and USA.


Current Portfolio Companies and Grant Recipients:

Mustard Seed Impact

Mustard Seed actively looks for, invests in and supports young social business startups with the potential to generate commercial returns, alongside significant and sustainable positive outcomes in the areas of: environmental sustainability, education, family and community, health, economic inclusion The support is aimed at helping to grow businesses that fill gaps currently unaddressed by government and industry, and enable young start-ups to turn into world-class businesses.


Tiney believes that Childminders in the UK deserve better business tools and aims to help professionalise their interactions with parents, make their businesses more efficient and most importantly, give them their time back so they can focus on the children in their care.

Hire Hand

Providing flexible hours and good pay to people seeking work whilst helping restaurants fill front and back of house shifts, on both a regular or last minute basis.

We Are Digital

Working with the UK’s largest housing associations, companies and charities to deliver basic skills courses, digital inclusion workshops and 1:1 home training.


Zinc builds new companies that solve the developed world’s toughest social issues. Mission 1: Women and Girls’ Emotional and Mental Health

School Space

School Space is a social enterprise that helps schools both build communities and generate much needed extra funding by hiring out their spaces to individuals, clubs, societies, and local businesses.


A fair, open and transparent renewable energy company.


what3words is the simplest way to talk about any precise location. Its system has divided the world into a grid of 3m x 3m squares and assigned each one a unique address made of just 3 words. Now everyone and everywhere has a reliable address.

Hudson Clean Energy

Hudson Clean Energy Partners is a leading private equity firm, dedicated solely to investing in renewable power, alternative fuels, energy efficiency and storage.

Clean Planet

Clean Planet takes what has traditionally been considered “waste” solvent and transforms it into reusable, valuable product, cutting waste by 80%.

States of Mind

Focuses on adolescent mental health, exploring what young people can do for themselves and what services and support they themselves can devise based on promoting wellness. This project, with six secondary schools in the UK, is inclusive, targeting all young people and not just those who are ill.


The meetwo Teenage ‘Mental Help’ Handbook gives teenage mental health a voice. Youth mental health is a massive issue, but it is time to stop talking about raising awareness and start providing young people with the tools to do something about it. Whether that involves taking pills, getting to counselling or learning how to meditate, all help involves self help. This handbook is the first publication to combine the voices of young people and the opinions of experts with a completely holistic directory of ways that young people can help themselves. The first print run of the handbook was distributed free to over 500 UK schools in September 2018.

Shelter Box

Right now, around 85 million people around the world have been made homeless by natural disaster and conflict. We’re working to change this.

By providing emergency shelter and tools for families robbed of their homes by disaster, we’re transforming despair into hope.

Women of the Future

The Women of the Future (WOF) programme is a portfolio of events and projects that support and celebrate the successes of young women, through the WOF Awards, WOF Summit, WOF Ambassadors and WOF Network. WOF is a movement focused on collaboration in the workplace, galvanising a community of influential women to work together as a new generation of talent across business, media, culture and public service.


Lensational provides training and economic opportunities to disadvantaged women in emerging markets in the field of digital photography.


CIVA is an Innovations Centre founded in 1995 to develop, pilot and fund new ideas for addressing social problems and providing grant money for youth support programmes.

Action for Happiness

Action for Happiness helps people take action for a happier and more caring world.

If you would like further information on how to apply for a Canterbury Partners investment or grant please contact: