Sheila McKechnie Foundation

The Sheila McKechnie Foundation envisage a confident and powerful civil society in which people work together to drive change. The power civil society has to drive truly transformational change – in one person’s life or our entire society – is most effective when we work at our best, without unreasonable constraint. We call it ‘Social Power’. Our mission is to unleash it.

Stir to Action

We’re building a new economy based on democratic ownership through workshop programmes, strategic economic development, and a quarterly magazine.

The Equality Trust

The Equality Trust is working with others to build a social movement for change. We analyse and disseminate the latest research, promote robust evidence-based arguments and support a dynamic network of campaign groups across the country.


WinVisible is a multi-racial community group of women with visible and invisible disabilities. Through WinVisible, disabled women meet and support each other, overcome isolation and discrimination, and often win what we are entitled to. We provide self-help information and advocacy, on benefits, accessing health, transport and support services, on homecare charges and many other problems, against discrimination, including in employment.

Zero Hours Justice

We fully accept that some workers who have a separate source of income or help from wealthy parents are happy to be engaged on a zero hours contract.