We thrive off building collaborations with people who share our ambition to create more sustainable ways of living, and want to get creative. Since 2014, we've collaborated with over 700 organisations, from international businesses to local authorities and community groups, to have a positive impact on the environment.

We're always open to talking to companies and organisations about collaborating. Do you have an environmental issue you'd like to take action on? Are you curious to find out how we can work together? Drop us a message - [email protected]. Let's see what difference we can make together.

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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.

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If you love what we do and would like to support Hubbub Foundation with a donation - thank you! 

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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. 

In 2018/19, funding came from the following partnerships:

Hub

Supporters

Hubbub

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and CAF Venturesome.

Fashion

We received funding from WoolOvers to carry out research into intergenerational differences in awareness and attitudes towards fast fashion, and develop a supporting communications campaign.

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.

Food

We received funding from Bosch for the development of 'Kitchen Love', a campaign that's creating new community cooking spaces where people can come together to exchange cooking skills.

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, between 2018-2020.

Homes

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’.

Neighbourhoods      

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. 

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

The research and development of 'Love Where You Live' our anti fly-tipping campaign, has been supported by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Oldham council and Leeds City Council.

The ‘Leeds By Example’ on the go recycling campaign has been funded by Starbucks, Ecosurety, Asda, Bunzl, Caffè Nero, Coca-Cola GB, Costa Coffee, Danone, Highland Spring Group, Innocent Group, Lucozade Ribena Suntory, Marks & Spencer, McDonald’s, Nestlé, Pret a Manger and Shell.

These same funders are also supporting 'In the Loop', a new campaign that's building on the learnings from 'Leeds by Example' to scale recycling on the go initiatives to Swansea and Edinburgh.

'Give It A Grow' has been supported by the Greater London Authority, B&Q, Starbucks and IKEA, to support the National Park City festival and encourage people to get growing, creating more green spaces across London.

The 'Air We Share' campaign is supported by Investec, Grosvenor, Bunzl, Kingfisher, First Mile and Innogy eMobility.

In partnership and with funding from Waitrose & Partners, we developed 'Plastic: The Million Pound Challenge', a million pound grant fund that's supporting five innovative projects that will tackle plastic waste and pollution in our oceans.