How we're set up

Hubbub consists of two legal bodies. Hubbub Foundation UK is a charity established to test new ways to engage mainstream audiences in environmental matters. Hubbub Enterprise is a social enterprise owned by the charity whose role is to take our best ideas, such as the Ballot Bin, to scale increasing impact. Any profit generated by the social enterprise goes back to the charity.

We post our full audited accounts on the Charity Commission website. Our accounts run from 1st November - 31st October and annual accounts are usually posted on the Charity Commission website midway through the following year.

How we're funded

The majority of our funding comes from corporate bodies who we partner with to create our campaigns, although we do get some essential core support from a small number of charitable foundations. We're acutely aware of the need to stay authentic and true to our charitable purpose, so all partnerships are carefully scrutinised by our Board of Trustees. This has resulted in some opportunities being declined. 

Collaborate with us

We're always keen to talk to companies and organisations who would like to collaborate with us and co-create activities. If that's you, we'd love to hear from you - [email protected] or call 020 3701 7540.

If you would like to support any of our Hubs with a financial donation, please get in touch.

In 2016/17, funding came from the following organisations:




Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and CAF Venturesome.


We have had financial support from Mothercare for the expansion of the Gift A Bundle campaign.

We have received funding from North London Waste Authority to deliver textiles waste reduction campaigns in London.

Funding from Campaign For Wool supported the research, design and launch of the ‘What’s In My Wash?’ campaign and further funding from House Of Fraser Foundation enabled its replication and scaling.

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation has supported our work in the fashion hub.


We received funding from Sainsbury’s to trial food waste campaigns linked to food date labels.

The Wellcome Trust has supported the development of the ‘Meat Your Match’ campaign.

We received funding from Compass Group to trial a food waste campaign in a selection of universities and businesses.

Funding and support from the Big Lottery, Bosch, The Funding Network, The Rothschild Foundation, Morrison’s Foundation and North London Waste Authority enabled us to extend support for the Community Fridge project and set up the Community Fridge Network.

We have received funding from Norfolk County Council and Suffolk Waste Partnership to deliver ‘Food Savvy’, a regional multi-year strategy for reducing household food waste. This will run between 2018-2020.


We have partnered with IKEA to create and deliver their LiveLAGOM campaign.

We received funding from EcoSurety to scale and replicate the ‘Bring Back Heavy Metal’ battery recycling campaign.

We have partnered with Affinity Water and SES Water to continue work on campaigns to support households to reduce the amount of water wasted in the home, including ‘TapChat’.


In January 2018 Starbucks introduced a trial of a 5p charge on disposable cups across 35 stores in London with the aim of encouraging reusables. Following its success, in August 2018 this was rolled out to all UK stores, proceeds of which are donated to Hubbub to develop behaviour change campaigns that reduce plastic pollution, plastic waste and encourage reusables. 

The Love Your Forest campaign in exclusively funded by Lucozade Ribena Suntory due to the presence of their factory in Coleford.

In 2018 we were granted support of £77,250 over three years from the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust, for the delivery of educational school Plastic Fishing trips.

The research and development of our anti fly-tipping campaigns have been supported by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Oldham council and Wandsworth Council.

McDonald’s has supported an anti-littering campaign at community football events.

Our research and development of ‘The Street That Shares’ has been supported by Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

We have partnered with Brighton Council to deliver an anti-litter campaign across Brighton and Hove.

For Fish’s Sake (#FFSLDN) was funded by INCPEN, British Plastics Federation, Natural Hydration Council, Port of London Authority, Wandsworth Council, Positively Putney and St Katharine Docks.

The ‘Leeds By Example’ on the go recycling campaign has been funded by Alupro, Asda, Association of Convenience Stores, Ball Beverage Packaging Europe, British Plastics Federation, Bunzl, Caffè Nero, Coca-Cola GB, Costa Coffee, Co-op, Crown Packaging, Danone, Ecosurety, Highland Spring, Innocent, Klöckner Pentaplast (kp), Lucozade Ribena Suntory, Marks and Spencer, McDonald’s, Morrisons, PepsiCo, Pret, Starbucks and Shell.