Kindred connects, supports and harnesses local entrepreneurialism for social good.

Kindred is a community interest company (CIC), that reinvests money, space and learning in Liverpool City Region’s socially-trading economy. Socially-trading organisations (STOs) are businesses that deliver social benefits AND trade commercially –businesses with a social mission. 

Our ambition for our city region is to create an economy here that is kinder and fairer for us all, and to grow the impact of businesses that trade socially. We offer each other hands-on, peer-to-peer support and learning, tailored to grow both individual and collective social impact.

We have two key functions:

Membership – a collaborative, peer-to-peer support network to develop and grow our collective impact, across LCR

Money – we support the region’s STOs with money to help them grow and multiply their impact

 What’s different about Kindred?

  • Kindred is member-led, developed by and with over 150 socially-trading businesses across LCR
  • It has received money from LCR Combined Authority and Power to Change – but is independent of them
  • It’s designed to offer new kinds of money and support, not currently available in the region
  • The money Kindred invests will be used time and time again, as the businesses we invest in pay it forward
  • Our collective value will be measured by our social impacts – not just our financial returns
  • Any money is loaned at 0% interest. STOs may also have the option to repay money partly in social value, meaning that money could be repaid by demonstrating the social impact you create. Each arrangement is specific to the needs of the STO