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Do you need help getting to the next step in your journey?

Pilotlight transforms the lives of disadvantaged people in the UK by offering charities and social enterprises access to the strategic business support they need to become more efficient, effective and sustainable. We do this by harnessing and matching the talents of our members - we call them Pilotlighters – to charities through our programmes.

Since 2003 we have helped over 700 organisations go from good to great, become more resilient and deliver more effective and efficient services. Our support is free of charge.

How does it work?

How does it work?

Our programmes can vary from a long-term project looking holistically at your organisation, to a short-term engagement focussed on a specific need. They are all project managed by experienced Pilotlight Project Managers who drive for the best outcomes for both our Charity Partners and our Pilotlighters.

As our support is free of charge, we expect our partner organisations to commit a certain amount of time to working with us. In general, this means at least a day a month for the length of the engagement, though the more time an organisation can put in, the more it’ll get out of our programmes. 

Selecting a Charity or Social Enterprise Partner

Selecting a Charity or Social Enterprise Partner

We are currently open for applications from ambitious organisations based in England and Wales that want to look forward and develop themselves but don’t have the resources to get there alone. Our programmes are most successful when working with organisations that are open to change and challenge.

Once you have submitted your application we will contact you about your needs to determine how we can support you.

Deadline for applications: 3rd August 2018. 
If successful, you will start working with us from September 2018 onwards.

Further information on applying to Pilotlight.

How We Are Funded

How We Are 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.

Creating Change

Current Charity Partners

Through our various programmes we are currently working with the following charities and social enterprises.

Become a Charity or Social Enterprise Partner

Being a Charity Partner means taking the first step in developing your strategic ambition.

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