In 2016, we set out to help one million people get to where they want to be through access to education and employment. We worked with 70+ societal partners and today we have officially reached this milestone. To celebrate, we’ve asked five people to share their stories. Watch for a powerful reminder that sometimes a helping hand can make all the difference. Learn more here.
One Million Futures is the UK firm’s social impact ambition. As the Fourth Industrial Revolution unfolds, millions of people are being left behind, unable to fulfil their aspirations and potential. Focusing our efforts on addressing inequality, our goal is to help one million people get to where they want to be through access to education and employment.
Part of our Global WorldClass commitment to empower 50 million people by 2030, One Million Futures is our purpose in action: making an impact that matters in society.
We work with a broad range of societal partners across the country. Connecting with over 70 schools, charities and social enterprises, we provide pro bono, volunteering and fundraising to achieve our ambition. Learn more about our charity partnerships.
Explore our partnerships in the interactive map below.
In addition to our locally-led One Million Futures partnerships, we also have a number of national partners and procurement relationships that help us focus our impact across the UK.
Together we want to build a fair education for all and unlock the potential in children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Through a combination of strategic sponsorships, partnership events and volunteering activity in Teach First schools, we’ve supported over 40,000 students in the last year.
We are supporting Deloitte alumnus Colin Hegarty to grow his award-winning maths online platform. HegartyMaths is now being used in 1,250+ schools and by over 20,000 teachers to assess their pupils and set and track homework. Over 1 million school-aged pupils in the UK are benefitting from this platform.
From Babies with Love
Through our procurement relationship with From Babies with Love we are supplying organic baby clothes as gifts to all employees on parental leave. The service has directly supported over 6,000 children to date, with 3,000 gifts being sent to employees.
Cracked It is London's social enterprise tech repair service, staffed by young ex-offenders. Together we will explore barriers to accessing corporate supply chains and support Cracked It to become procurement-ready. This will enable Cracked It to develop a B2B repair service offering, which is the key to growing their business and social impact. Through the support of Cracked It’s Transitional Employment Programme over the next three years, we hope to support 44 ex-offenders/youth at risk into employment, with 80% of those not going on to re-offend.
The Forward Trust
The Forward Trust support over 15,000 people every year in prison and in the community to break the cycle of crime and addiction, enabling some of society’s most marginalised individuals to achieve transformational change. The services provided are proven to reduce re-offending and its huge social cost by up to 23%.
Together we will work to expand and develop services that give ex-offenders and people in recovery the opportunity to realise their full potential by breaking down the barriers to employment that they often experience.
Change Please is an award-winning, unique social enterprise on a mission is to end homelessness through selling great coffee. Change Please train people experiencing homelessness as baristas, support them with accommodation, mental wellbeing, opening bank accounts, caseworker support and then into onward employment.
The funding provided through One Million Futures will directly enable Change Please to support and train more people experiencing homelessness, and the added business support will also mean that they can scale their organisaiton and have even more impact.
Luminary Bakery is a social enterprise bakery supporting the UK's most disadvantaged women to reach their potential. With a team of talented bakers, baristas, strategists and support workers they enable women to live life to the full by offering training, employment and community.
Luminary Bakery is working with Deloitte to equip women to leave disadvantage behind - enabling a first experience of the world of work for women who have lived through gender based violence and are the furthest from the job market. We are aiming to create employment & placement opportunities for 91 women to build a career - with a sustainable and supportive approach, empowering these women to thrive.
Our One Million Futures partnership will be instrumental in helping NOW scale Loaf Catering beyond current projections and grow their catering business, generating increased profit so that NOW can support more people with learning difficulties and Autism into jobs with a future. With support from Deloitte NOW will reduced their reliance on public and ESF funding post Brexit, create a staffing structure to speed up growth and ensure a continued focus on impact and quality as they grow. This support will allow NOW to scale their business so they can support 1,000 participants (increase of 40%) to progress towards jobs with a future and 25% more people supported into paid jobs (100/annum).
Unity Works supports people with a learning disability to gain skills, achieve qualifications and secure jobs, so they can reach their full potential. They work with employers and run their own social enterprises to create opportunities for people with a learning disability; supporting 300+ people across London.
As part of One Million Futures we will work together to double the number of people supported into work to 600 by improving training materials available for those with learning disabilities, broadening the range of qualifications and opportunities available, and improve profitability and structure within the organisation so that Unity Works can themselves provide more apprenticeship opportunities.
Social Bite is a chain of cafés that exists to end homelessness in Scotland. They distribute 140,000 items of food and drink per year and use their profits to meet people's housing needs. Their recent projects include the ground breaking Sleep in the Park campaign, the Social Bite Village in Edinburgh and the UK's largest Housing First project. 1 in 3 of their staff team have been directly affected by homelessness - this lived experience has been fundamental to their early impact. Through our partnership, Social Bite plan to recruit ten additional employees who would otherwise face barriers to the labour market.
auticon place individuals on the autistic spectrum into IT consultant roles, helping to both reduce the talent going to waste and reducing the shortage of STEM skills in the workplace. Through our partnership we will enable auticon to provide additional training for previously unemployed candidates, leading to sustained employment. We will support auticon with their expansion plans, enabling them to increase their geographical reach, enabling more autistic jobseekers to access careers.
The Big Exchange
The Big Exchange is a purpose-driven start-up whose mission is to create, promote and advance an inclusive financial system. Their innovative approach includes the creation of a marketplace for ethical financial products and affordable impact investing. We support them in their vision, empowering them to have a positive impact on both society and the environment.
Social Enterprise UK
Comprised of the biggest network of social enterprises in the UK, Social Enterprise UK is the leading authority on social enterprise. The organisation is both a strategic partner to government departments, leading public policy on social enterprise for the past 15 years, as well as a membership network whereby they have created the world's largest commitment to social procurement through the Buy Corporate Social Challenge. We are a member of the SEUK, participating in the Buy Corporate Social Challenge and support their vision of a world where social enterprise can thrive.
How are we making a difference?
We believe we make the greatest societal impact when our professionals use their skills and expertise to help people. So that's what we do. Aligned to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, One Million Futures focuses on reducing inequality, helping people to overcome barriers to education and employment.
Some, we help directly through activities such as mentoring programmes and apprenticeships. Others, we support by working with a broad range of societal partners across the country, amplifying their impact to create brighter futures.
Bringing to life our purpose – making an impact that matters – One Million Futures is the UK contribution to Deloitte’s Global WorldClass commitment to empower 50 million people by 2030.