Seamlessly connecting people in financial hardship to the support they need
Our one-stop portal helps charities and public sector institutions to streamline processes, accelerate support delivery and connect to the broader support ecosystem.
Increase reach. Accelerate impact.
Co-developed by the sector, for the sector, the Lightning Reach portal is transforming the way support is delivered to people facing financial hardship.
Our one-stop portal helps our partners expand their reach by connecting them to people in need of their support. We leverage technology to save our partners time, accelerate their grant delivery and increase their impact.
The Lightning Reach portal
The new Lightning Reach portal uses cutting-edge technology to streamline the grant application process, minimise fraud, and help organisations collaborate across the sector.
✅ Joined up support
One-stop digital portal connecting people in need of financial support directly with charities and public sector institutions
✅ Increasing impact
Helping you reach a more diverse range of people who need your support
✅ Sector collaboration
Facilitating coordination across organisations, reducing duplication and streamlining the user experience
✅ Accelerate grants
Leveraging open banking and ID verification to reduce administration and speed up processes
Fast, flexible and dynamic
Built with flexibility in mind, the Lightning Reach portal can be customised to meet your organisational needs.
A single set of information for multiple organisations
Matching people to relevant support based on their circumstances
Using Open Banking technology to get accurate, real-time data and reduce fraud
Digital identity verification to reduce the risk of fraud
Additional custom questions tailored to your grant
Customisable document upload for a paperless process
Intuitive platform to review and process applications easily
Easily integrate with your existing database
people helped to apply for support
facilitated in grants
Data from first year
“Anything that makes cross-organisational collaboration easier is a plus in my book, and the shared digital grants platform has the potential to bring huge benefits for the sector - particularly when it comes to simplifying processes for the people that we support. I’m impressed with how much progress has been made already, and am looking forward to being part of the project and sharing learnings from our experiences with collaboration within the military charity sector.”
Head of Grants, RBL
Social Innovation Council
The Social Innovation Council includes a group of organisations that provide support for individuals facing financial hardship.
This first-of-its-kind initiative brings together a key group of organisations to collaborate and exchange insights on a shared support platform.
Interested in being involved in the council? Register your interest here...