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Welcome to
Lightning Reach

We seamlessly connect people in financial hardship to the support they need, quickly and securely.

Are you a support organisation? 

Are you looking for financial support? 



Lightning Reach portal

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Streamlining access to support

One-stop portal enabling access to a wide range of financial support

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Accelerating delivery


Enabling support providers to reduce administration and speed up processing




Modern platform with anti-fraud technology, 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.


News and updates


Press: Big Issue

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Press: The Guardian

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Press: Civil Society

Making a real impact

We've helped to facilitate >£6m in grants to individuals to-date, with >60,000 users registered since launching

“The [Lightning Reach] portal made the whole process very straightforward. Filling out the forms was really easy and sending documents was simple, even on my iPhone. It only took about three or four working days too!”

Millicent, London

Lightning Reach user

Awards & Funding

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Nesta Rapid Recovery Challenge Finalists ('20-21)

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Innovate UK Sustainable Innovation Fund ('20-21)

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Techstars portfolio company ('21)

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She Loves Tech UK Finals ('21)


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


Rising Stars 4.0 Diversity & Inclusion  - Leading the Way Award ('22)


Award Winner: Income & Work category ('21)


Finalist in the Digital Leaders Impact Awards and DL100 Awards ('22)

Get in touch

Contact Form

To book a demo or to discuss how we can work together, send us a message - we would love to hear from you.

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