For The Better 2021 now open for new entries

By Teamspirit on Tuesday, 6 April 2021

We’re delighted to launch this year’s For The Better Award in partnership with
The Finance Innovation Lab.

Now in its third year, the award gives £10,000 of communications support and expertise to an organisation that’s helping to change the world of finance for the better.

Our focus this year is on finding an ambitious organisation working in purpose-driven banking. This includes ethical banks, mutual banks, credit unions, community development finance institutions and building societies. The deserving winner will need to demonstrate they’re on a mission to do things differently and have social or environmental purpose at the heart of their business model.

Previous award winners include Avon Mutual, a community bank based in the West Country who we helped to develop a new action-led narrative to position their brand. Their mission is to create a new type of bank that supports the people and businesses of the region and enriches the local economy, by offering an equal say in how the bank is run and a strong focus on customer service. What a fantastic mission to be a small part of. We’ve also supported Fair Money Advice to challenge debt stigma and encourage people to seek help to take control of their debt through an impactful PR and social media campaign. And for Vestpod, a community platform that helps financially empower women, we helped to double their Instagram following and achieve amazing press coverage for an International Women’s Day event and promotion of their founder’s book. Watch Emilie say more about her experience of working with us in our new video.

If you or someone you know is on a mission to make a difference, and you could use some tailored communications expertise to make more of an impact, then you can apply today. Applications are open now until 30 April. To apply, fill in the short application form, detailing why your organisation deserves to win this award and what difference it would make to your work. We’ll announce the winner in May. We’re looking forward to reading the entries and being inspired by all the great work going on across the UK. Good luck!

If you have any questions, please email our team