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.

 

Our Purpose

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Human-centred

Designed with our users, to support the people who need it most

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Fast

 

Super quick, digitally enabled grant applications and delivery

Secure

 

Secure, modern platform with anti-fraud mechanisms, security and data protection

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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

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Our Products

 

Financial Verification

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

✅ Safe

 

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

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“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.”

Jo Kerr

Director of Impact and Innovation, Turn2us

Grant Recipient Stories

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"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 

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"...[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

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Partners

 

Awards & Funding

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Nesta Rapid Recovery Challenge Finalists ('20-21)

Innovate UK Sustainable Innovation Fund ('20-21)

Global Goals Impact: Start-up Award Winner ('21)

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Award Winner: Income & Work category ('21)

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Techstars portfolio company ('21)

Get in Touch

 

To book a 30 min demo or to discuss how we can help your organisation with grant delivery please send us a message - we would love to hear from you.

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