Social Bridging Finance

Social Bridging Finance is a grant funding model which aims to support innovation and cross-sector partnerships for the delivery of preventative services.

Social Bridging Finance (SBF) was designed to enable public services to innovate and move resources towards preventative services, by bringing together a working partnership of public sector, third sector and independent funders.

Through SBF, grant funding from independent funding sources is used to support the initial demonstration phase of an evidence-based service. This is underpinned by a contractual agreement between all partners that aims to ensure the public sector sustains those services which successfully meet agreed outcomes.

From 2019-22, The Robertson Trust was on a journey to test the model and build our understanding of how it works in practice through three demonstration projects. 

Please note we are not planning to commit any further funding to Social Bridging Finance projects for the foreseeable future.

Project contact

Terri leads our Social Bridging Finance work and will be happy to answer any questions you have.