Learn. Grow.

With so much going on across the sector, it can be hard to keep up.


To help, we’ve pulled some of the most essential tools, templates and resources together in one place and where there are gaps we have built them.

Our Policies

We’re here for you and we want to make sure you’re informed on our policies and the different ways you can seek support.

The Social Change Agency

Our sister organisation, The Social Change Agency, has over 10 years’ experience in movement building and social change.

Wherever you are in your journey, they have an array of free resources to help you. Here are some of the highlights:

Collaborative Leadership Canvas – The canvas offers an accessible framework to help leaders and groups develop their growth through a collective lens.

Movement Building Canvas – A practical framework and printable worksheet to help you or your organisation design and build a social movement.

Network Building Canvas – Discover how to create and manage successful peer networks and communities of practice using our handy canvas. Perfect for both individuals and groups.

Power Mapping Canvas – The essential practical tool for campaigners. If you want to influence change, you first need to understand who holds the power.

Lost Voices – Based on extensive research, this framework will help you reshape your digital campaigns to be more accessible, effective, inclusive and responsible.

Unlocking Network – A microsite full of great tips to get your network moving.

Open Collective

Open Collective is a legal and financial toolbox for grassroots groups. The software allows you to manage your group’s finances in a secure, transparent and collaborative way.

Check out their comprehensive Gitbook, which contains answers to most questions and tech queries you may have about the platform.

Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Have a look in our FAQs.

Open Collective Foundation

Open Collective Foundation is a US-based fiscal host. It offers groups in the US access to its nonprofit status.

Open Collective Europe, All for Climate

Open Collective Europe is a fiscal host for groups operating out of countries in the EU.

All for Climate is a fiscal host for EU-based citizen initiatives and movements for climate and social justice.


RadHR is a space for social change organisations to share the nuts and bolts – the policies, processes, practices and stories – of how to organise ourselves based on our values, and challenge oppression within our groups.

Check out their Lunch Meets – virtual gatherings that happen once every 2 months, where you can share your struggles (and joys) of creating ‘radical HR’.

Relationships Resource Hub

A collection of useful resources on all things relationships run by the Relationships Project. Across the Hub there’s a huge range of resources to help you understand and embed relationship-centred practice in your place, and connect with others who are doing the same. 

MyCommunity has a host of tools, tips and ideas to make your community an even better place to live.

They have resources on cost-of-living support, community assets and ownership, and even a mutual aid resource bank. These pieces are particularly worth bookmarking:


Cobudget is a tool that allows you to co-create and fund projects collaboratively.

Trauma-informed handbook

This handbook is a great introduction to trauma-informed principles. The principles form an approach that recognises the widespread impact of trauma. And they aim to create safe and supportive environments that foster resilience and healing.

Use the principles to help guide your governing documents and processes.

Read more about the trauma-informed approach on our blog


Our insurance provider, Sustain IB, also provides insurance for unincorporated groups. We recommend contacting them to see what kind of insurance you need. They’ll also be able to give you a quote for cover.


Breakthrough is a pioneering social impact accelerator, powering grassroots groups and community leaders to drive transformational change.

Community resources / Discord

Our community members have so many great resources to share. More than we can keep up with, in fact! We’ll always keep this page as fresh as possible. But if you’re looking for more up-to-the-minute sharing, we recommend joining our Discord.

SCN services

If you haven’t already, make sure you take some time to explore all the different services we can offer you. 

To start you off, we recommend checking out our page for grassroots groups.

Keep an eye on our comms, too, as we often send out updates on new offers and opportunities.

Remember that you can also:

Apply for formal grants using SCN under our grant management service

Access a community of like-minded people through Discord and our events

Let us know if you’re planning to incorporate or spin out of SCN, and we’ll support you in the transition


We’re sure you have questions – and we’ve done our best to anticipate them in our extensive FAQs. Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.

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