Enabling people in financial hardship to receive super fast support.
We provide a quick and secure platform for charities and public sector institutions to easily verify financial need, reduce fraud and accelerate payouts.
Designed with our users, to support the people who need it most
Super quick, digitally enabled grant applications and delivery
Secure, modern platform with anti-fraud mechanisms, security and data protection
Founded in the midst of the pandemic, we aim to help people facing financial hardship to receive support, recover from shocks and build financial resilience.
Our Digital Platform
Do you need to identify and verify people with a genuine need for financial support?
✅ First in market
Digital platform for charities and public sector institutions to securely verify financial need and accelerate support to those who need it most
✅ Accelerate grants
We reduce paperwork and administration by cutting out bank statements, speeding up the process so that your staff can focus on other priorities
Financial information can be shared securely and we ensure it is genuine, minimising document fraud
✅ Real-time verification
We use open banking to build an accurate and real-time picture of a person’s financial situation to help you confirm if they need support
Making a Real Impact
Impact for our Partners
“Lightning is helping to transform our grant delivery journey by leveraging technology to reduce paperwork, increase security and accelerate decisions. It has been fantastic to work with the Lightning team and see input from our users, co-production partners and team factor into the agile process. We’re excited that real users have been able to benefit from the platform and can submit their financial details digitally in as little as a minute.”
Director of Impact and Innovation, Turn2us
Grant Recipient Stories
"The Lighting platform meant I was just clicks away from getting an answer and the money we needed to get through this difficult period”
Claire from Perth, Scotland
Turn2us Grant Recipient
"...[Lightning] just speeds it up completely. It’s really really good, it’s really good. So quick.”
Tomris from Croydon, England
Turn2us Grant Recipient
Who are Lightning?
Lightning Social Ventures
Founded in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lightning is a social enterprise that aims to enable anyone facing financial hardship to receive support, recover from shocks and achieve financial wellbeing. We have created an innovative platform which uses modern, trusted and secure technology to make the funding application process as quick and safe as possible for you.
ℹ️ Registered in England and Wales | Registered number 12670000