Agile Homes use unique technology to build high quality, low carbon, affordable homes fast; on land that is free, and hidden in plain sight. Agile started by building a flexible, environmentally friendly home called ’TAM’ to the highest standard without requiring planning permission in just 10 weeks. They can create homes in spaces that would otherwise not be viable for developers by identifying micro-sites in gaps, corners, and overlooked areas. Access to housing is one of the biggest barriers for people experiencing homelessness.
The Venture Studio was attracted to Agile Homes’s capability to deliver affordable and dignified homes at speed whilst involving the community in every step of the process.
Making planning easier by analysing the development potential for every property in the UK
Lanu is on a mission to make planning easier for everyone by analysing the development potential for each property in the UK. By doing so they will be able to optimise existing housing stock at scale and bring vacant properties back into use.
The Venture Studio was attracted to the tangible impact this technology solution could have on ending homelessness. By creating new space for housing within existing stock to serve the needs of those in most in housing need, Lanu removes the need to solely rely on new housing development.
Doubling the number of UK payroll givers for charities by 2030
Founders: Good Giving was founded in partnership with four other major charities including WaterAid, RNIB, the Royal British Legion, and Barnardo’s. Richard Packman is the Managing Director.
Location: London, UK
Good Giving is a 100% charity-owned and technology-led business on a mission to revolutionize the way Payroll Giving is delivered. Using modern digital fundraising techniques and technology efficiencies, we will double the number of UK payroll givers and raise an additional £150m for charities by 2030.
The Venture Studio was attracted to Good Giving’s potential to increase the accessibility and uptake of Payroll Giving, driving exponential benefit to charities, employers, and their employees.