We are grateful to our sponsors and supporters for helping us to bring unConvention ’20 to you.

With the help of our sponsors and supporters, we are continuing to fulfil our mission to support local community organisations to be strong and successful.

unConvention was an inspiring two-day programme incorporating all the valued elements of Convention, delivered to you in the comfort of your own home or office.

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters

Headline supporter

Power to Change is the independent Trust that supports community businesses in England. Community businesses are locally rooted and community-led. They trade for community benefit and make life better for local people.

There are nearly 8,000 community businesses across England employing 35,500 people, with a combined income of £1.2bn. From pubs to libraries; shops to bakeries; swimming pools to solar farms; community businesses are creating great products and services, providing employment and training and transforming lives.

They provide a real solution to some of today’s social and economic challenges.



TedTalks Supporter
Virgin Money Foundation

The Virgin Money Foundation works in partnership with organisations who are committed to regenerating their area by investing in community activities that have a meaningful impact. Our current grants programmes are focussed on supporting Community Anchors in the North East of England and in Glasgow.

We were set up by Virgin Money, who financially support the Foundation. Their staff offer skilled volunteering and high-class training to organisations we fund.

Other supporters

The National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund are proud to award money raised by National Lottery players to communities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Since June 2004, they have made over 200,000 grants and awarded over £9 billion to projects that have benefited millions of people.


At NatWest we champion potential, helping people, families and businesses to thrive. We have a specialist Community Finance and Social Enterprise team that runs programmes and partnerships promoting community businesses across the UK.

NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank are the only banks to have an independent charity, Social and Community Capital. It lends to viable social enterprises that cannot access mainstream borrowing.

Endsleigh logo

Endsleigh has been Locality’s only recommended insurance partner since 2011, and are proud to support a wide range of not-for-profit organisations with expert advice and bespoke insurance solutions. For a free review and competitive, no-obligation quote, speak to us at your next renewal.

Anthony Collins logo

We are a law firm led by our clear purpose to improve lives, communities and society, combining expertise with a commitment to supporting you and the community sector.  We work with Locality members and community organisations, social enterprises and co-operatives, all over England and Wales.

We can work with you on setting up and legal structures, asset transfer, employment issues and community led housing.  Talk to us to find out more.

Charity Bank logo

Charity Bank is the loans and savings bank owned by and committed to supporting the social sector.

Since 2002, Charity Bank has made more than 1000 loans totalling over £300m to housing, education, social care, community and other social purpose organisations.

Charity Bank aims to use its expertise, commitment and flexible approach to lending, to help charities and social enterprises get the support and funding they need.

Good Finance logo

Good Finance is a collaborative project to help improve access to information on social investment for charities and social enterprises. Through our website, online tools, resources and events programme, our mission is to build knowledge on social investment, enable organisations to make informed decisions and help make connections to social investors.

Celebration event sponsor
Wrigleys Solicitors logo

Wrigleys is one of the few law firms in the country with dedicated lawyers working exclusively for charity and social enterprise clients, as we have done for decades. Our deep understanding and expertise mean we can offer you the niche support you need.