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    To amplify our impact and drive sustainable positive social change, we currently deliver two program streams based on our theory of change: capacity development and ecosystem development.

    Our programs have evolved over time to respond to the needs of social entrepreneurs working in diverse circumstances. We continue to tailor our programs to fit the contexts within which we work and refine them based on the impact results we collect. 

    Capacity Development

    Through these projects we target social entrepreneurs on different stages of development (from concept to growth stage) to develop effective, sustainable, and scalable solutions. We offer them capacity development support to strengthen three areas (Effective solution, Financial sustainability, Leadership, team and operations), financial support to help them develop and deliver their solution and network to create opportunities for new learnings, partnerships, and funding.


    Improving mental wellbeing for emerging adults

    We empower scalable and impactful solutions in mental wellbeing for emerging adults. Next in Mind is co-founded by Reach for Change, The Inner Foundation, and the Tim Bergling Foundation as a response to the rising mental health challenges of emerging adults in the Nordics.

    Central and Eastern Europe

    Scaling of social entrepreneurs focused on green & digital transition

    A collaborative effort led by Reach for Change and Social Impact Award, is providing capacity building and scaling support to impact entrepreneurs across Central and Eastern Europe, while at the same time mainstreaming the topic amongst young people.

    Latvia & Finland

    Engaging young people into social entrepreneurship

    The project is one of the first of its kind to focus on social entrepreneurship as a means of empowering young people. The aim of the project is to prepare and pilot a unique cross-border training program for disadvantaged youth that will inspire and support them to become social entrepreneurs. The target group of the project is disadvantaged young people under the age of 25 in Finland and Latvia, including NEETs, migrants, refugees, young people from rural areas and suburbs.


    Strengthening the ecosystem's ability to measure and manage impact

    In the project “Strengthening Impact Measurement within Civil Society Organisations”, Reach for Change works together with the independent civil society organizations: Civic Alliance Latvia (CAL), and Social Economy Ukraine (SEU) to strengthen the ecosystem's ability to measure and manage their impact. The project is funded by the Nordic Council and will be ongoing until February 2024.



    Strengthening social enterprises focusing on inclusion and diversity

    Reach for Change incubator program in Sweden aims to help social entrepreneurs further develop and build their organizations/businesses with the purpose of making life better for as many youths and children as possible. Typically the program works with ten entrepreneurs at a time offering capacity development, connections and publicity opportunities among many things.


    Inspiring and supporting young green entrepreneurs

    A project funded by the IKEA Foundation to inspire and support young people in Ethiopia to start and grow sustainable green businesses. The Green entrepreneurship Bootcamp aims to help 360 young people to nurture an entrepreneurial mindset, develop an interest in the green business sector, and generate ideas for starting a business. The green innovation lab aims to help 60 people to test their ideas and build viable enterprises that protect the planet and offer employment to others.


    Preventing poverty and social exclusion

    Open the Circle is a multi-sectoral coalition focusing on preventing poverty and social exclusion through local social entrepreneurs. With the Scaling Readiness program, which is part of the initiative, we supported two established social enterprises in order to unleash their potential to scale their social organizations.


    Preparing ed-tech social entrepreneurs to scale

    A capacity development project for social entrepreneurs focused on improving educational outcomes for children and youth. The project will help the social entrepreneurs to improve and gather further evidence on the effectiveness of their solutions and to prepare to scale their interventions.


    Ecosystem Development

    Successfully growing or scaling a solution is almost impossible if you are working in a fragmented ecosystem. In order to scale, good solutions will need support from a variety of actors in the public, private and/or non-profit sectors. We work to establish supportive local ecosystems for social entrepreneurs to increase their chances of success.


    Gathering doer and thinkers to discuss and solve pressing social issues

    Partnering for Change started as an initiative in 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden to gather doers and thinkers from different sectors to discuss and share insights and inspiration about how to work together to solve pressing social issues. Since then we have arranged Partnering for Change events in several of our markets and in different formats.


    Amplifying the voices of female entrepreneurs

    A collaborative project with one of the award-winning radio shows in Ethiopia. Within the project 5 interviews with notable women within the business/social sector in Ethiopia will be broadcasted, inspiring women and girls in urban and rural areas to pursue an entrepreneurial career.


    Enhancing the ecosystem for early-growth social entrepreneurs

    A cross-sectoral project which aims at boosting the development of the finance market for social enterprises in Bulgaria.

    Sweden, Bulgaria

    Promoting social innovation and cross-collaboration

    A European collaborative project aiming at promoting social innovation and cross-collaboration across Europe. The goal of the project is to establish a sustainable and responsive National Competence Centers for Social Innovation engaging knowledge transfer, networking and synergies in the ecosystem.


    Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia

    Engaging peer learning between social entrepreneurs

    Funded by the Swedish Institute, the Baltic Sea Impact Network is a pilot unique transnational network for peer learning between 30 social entrepreneurs from Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The aim is to help the network's members learn new skills, connect with like-minded peers from neighbouring countries and increase the access of social entrepreneurs to relevant stakeholders.


    Turning up the volume on the EdTech innovators

    Edupreneur Talks is a podcast series turning up the volume on the EdTech innovators, solving some of the most pressing educational challenges in Ghana. Together with the Jacobs Foundation, we'll introduce you to 10 brave edupreneurs from Ghana, part of our joint Scaling Readiness Program. We’ll dive deeper into their entrepreneurial journeys and the insights they’ve gathered along the way.


    Strengthening the social economy

    The IBESI project, spanning from 2023 to 2025, aims to strengthen the social economy of the Baltic States by integrating social innovation actors with existing entrepreneurship ecosystems and providing social entrepreneurs in the Baltic States the skills needed for integrating successful, socially accountable business practices.


    Strengthening the social entrepreneurship ecosystem

    Reach for Change Latvia has been chosen by the Latvian Ministry of Welfare as one of the partners in a large-scale cycle of social entrepreneurship activities under the name "Developing social entrepreneurship together!", financed by the European Social Fund.


    Programs in focus

    Explore below to learn more about each program's unique focus, objectives, and impact in driving positive change.

    Capacity development - beating the odds

    Ecosystem development - improving the odds