CAN³ - why choose us?

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Are CAN the right people to be helping me? Let us tell you why we think we are...

We know what it’s like to grow a medium sized VCSE – we’ve successfully done it ourselves! Over a period of eight years we moved from grant dependency to 99% trading income, raising over £40M in assets and over £18M in commercial finance


We are leading UK experts in helping social organisations build their capabilities in impact-led strategy, business growth, contract readiness and investment readiness.


 Winning sales & contracts...

 We provided board-level strategic advice to help Teach First win their first public sector contracts and implement systems/processes to deliver them and we managed business volunteers that supported BELU to win a major contract with a supermarket.


 Understanding finances...

 We revamped CHM’s financial models and HR/operational needs to help them win a £10m multi-year public sector contract in a new area of work, as well as developing a financial model and impact proposition for a new service that will enable NSF to scale up nationally.


 Impact measurement...

 We helped LEYF to develop a sophisticated impact measurement framework to track the development of the disadvantaged children it supports, which was used to help them win £1.25m in social investment and expand their network of child nurseries in London


Business planning...

  • We helped SHINE to identify the key ways they deliver impact and combined this with new operations to deliver a business model that will scale up their SHINE on Saturday programme and triple the number of disadvantaged children they can support.


We have strong connections within the third and public sectors...

  • We co-founded Social Enterprise UK (SEUK), the national body for social enterprise
  • We have partnered with a range of leading organisations to deliver impactful programme – including being Approved Providers on SIB funds and BitC’s arc programme.


We are pleased to be joined in our accelerator programme by our delivery partner Bubble Chamber. They have worked with a number of different cohorts to offer business coaching and peer to peer programmes. 


So, we think we are ideally placed to help you make the right decisions when it comes to those tough calls as you look to grow.

Do you?