About Us

Our mission is to help charities help more people more effectively. Our vision is a world in which charities and businesses work together to achieve positive social change.

A Charity Helping Charities

We are an award-winning charity that connects Pilotlighters (our business members) with charitable organisations to unlock solutions that help charities become more effective and sustainable. Since 2003 we have worked with more than 2,000 Pilotlighters who have used their time and skills to support and guide nearly 1,000 charities and social enterprises in the UK, all tackling social disadvantage. Our fully managed programmes are time efficient, maximising the benefits for our Charity Partners. At the end of an engagement with us, charities have developed the business skills they need and the confidence to create long-term impact that better serves their community. Pilotlighters test and refine their leadership skills on real-time strategic issues through dynamic community engagements.

Impact on Charities and Pilotlighters

How Are We Funded?

How Are We Funded?

Our members pay an annual membership donation to take part, which allows us to offer our programmes free to charities and social enterprises. There are two types of members, those who make a personal donation to us and those who are sponsored by their employer. The donation not only supports the charity projects Pilotlighters are placed on, but also contributes towards our project work across the UK. We aim to meet 80% of our operating costs through our members, with 20% coming from Trusts and Foundations.

Our Offices

Valiant House, London

3rd Floor
Valiant House
4-10 Heneage Lane
London EC3A 5DQ


07483 014 771



Hayweight House, Edinburgh

4th Floor
Hayweight House
23 Lauriston Street
Edinburgh EH3 9DQ


07483 014 786



Annual Accounts