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.

The turnover of the charity in our last financial year, which ended October 2016, was £1.5 million. Hubbub Enterprise has yet to trade for a full year and is in start-up mode. The charity posts our full audited accounts on the Charity Commission website and accounts for 2015/16 can be viewed here. The accounts for this year will be posted in mid 2017 when we'll also make available our accounts for the Enterprise.

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 is 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 Garfield Weston.


At the start of the year we received funding from H&M to help them develop their CSR communication strategy. This relationship has now ceased.

We have had financial support from Mothercare for the development of a campaign that will launch in 2017. Funding was received from F&F for a campaign that didn’t progress.

Financial support was provided by Ocado to help create their uniform reuse initiative.


We have worked with Sainsbury’s on the development of their Waste less, Save more campaign. This has included helping with the creation and implementation of activities in Swadlincote and giving guidance on the overall strategy.

We have had support from Bosch which has enabled the Community Fridge to be tested in Swadlincote. Following this pilot we received support from The Funding Network to set up more fridges and build a network.

Unilever has supported our seasonal food campaigns the largest of which was #PumpkinRescue which was supported by Knorr.

We have partners with North London Waste Authority to deliver food waste reduction campaigns in London.


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

Our Fuelling Connections fuel poverty campaign was largely backed by charitable bodies but also by OVO Energy and Calor Gas.


The Neat Streets anti-litter campaign has been backed by a coalition of companies and trade bodies including McDonald’s, Veolia, Costa, Lucozade Ribena Suntroy, Coca-Cola and trade groups such as INCPEN and BPF.

Our #1MoreShot coffee cup recycling trial in Manchester was funded by McDonalds, Costa, Café Nero, Pret, Nestle and Waitrose.

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