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Updates

All of our latest news, events, press articles and insights.

Upcoming events

Demo

Lightning Reach Portal Demo - July 2024

Thu 25 July  |  11-12pm  |  Online

Join us at our monthly Lightning Reach portal demo. Find out how we can help you streamline your processes for providing support, increase your impact and collaborate with the support sector.

Press

The Sun article., Jessica's story

Feature

I got £1,240 extra cost of living payments for baby essentials with little-known scheme – it took just minutes to apply

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The Sun

The Sun article, Rebecca's story

Feature

I got £1,000 in extra cost of living payments for groceries – I had no idea I could get it but it took minutes to apply

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The Sun

The Big Issue article, Cost of lIving crisis

Feature

Cost of living: Single mum who works full-time recalls struggle to pay bills – and how she found help

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The Big Issue Invest

The Big Issue article, This webiste lets you see how much hidden financial support you're eligible for

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This website lets you see how much hidden financial support you’re eligible for

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The Big Issue

2022 APPG Levelling up report

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2022 APPG Levelling Up Report

(featured on pages 15 & 17)

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All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Challenger Banks and Building Societies

The Guardian featured article about Lightning Reach

Feature

Costs of living crisis: new website speeds up help for Britons facing hardship

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The Guardian

Case study: London Borough of Lambeth - Streamlining access to financial support

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Case study: London Borough of Lambeth - Streamlining access to financial support

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Local Government Association

Feature: New online grants portal for people in poverty developed by charity collaboration

Feature

New online grants portal for people in poverty developed by charity collaboration

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Civil Society

ACO Press Release: Charity sector collaboration to launch new online portal for people in financial hardship

Press Release

Charity sector collaboration leads to launch of new online grants portal for people in financial hardship

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Association of Charitable Organisations

Blog

Previous events

Workshop

Using digital knowledge and tools to support our communities

Thur 17 Nov  |  2pm-3pm  |  Online

We'll be joining Lloyds Banking Group, Hyde housing group and HACT to share insights on how digital tools can help you and your customers navigate their way through these challenging times.

Panel event

Cross-sector collaboration to improve access to financial support

Mon 20 Jun  |  In-person

A cross-sector panel and interactive roundtable discussion on opportunities to work collaboratively to develop and streamline digital access to financial support.  Co-hosted by Lambeth Council as part of Digital Leaders Week and taking place at Lambeth Town Hall.

Workshop

Delivering Financial Hardship Schemes - Best Practices To Streamline Access

Tues 14 Jun  |  Online

An interactive workshop, co-hosted by Cash Perks and Policy in Practice, exploring best practices for delivering hardship schemes and the opportunity for tech to transform the user journey.

Talk

Digital Leaders Public Insight Week Talk 

Tues 8 Mar  |  Online

Hear about how we're working together with Lambeth Council to transform how people in financial hardship access vital support across the public and charity sectors. 

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