Scale Up-Impact

A global strategy to scale up the social impact of The Human Safety Net

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Through our work with NGOs, we found that many of our pioneering partners have models that could be replicated beyond a single organisation and which could work at a larger scale. So, we created Scale Up Impact to identify these high-potential projects and facilitate cross-sectoral collaboration with public, private and social sectors, expanding their reach to support families and refugees nationwide. 

Launched in 2020, The Human Safety Net’s global Scale Up Impact identifies projects that already have a proven social impact and then provides them with both financial and non-financial multi-year support. At its heart is ‘open net’ collaboration with other organisations, so increasing the overall capability to support families and refugees around the world. The Human Safety Net is investing €7million to provide its NGO partners with an additional source of funding to deploy their programmes on a nationwide scale. 12 co-funding companies and associations already joined the programme, contributing for a total investment of €2.5million.

By working together, The Human Safety Net’s NGO partners and the public, private and social sectors can replicate successful models, so transforming the lives of more vulnerable people.

Scale Up Impact’s projects

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The first three-year cycle of Scale Up Impact was launched in 2020. 

The second edition builds on the successful launch in 2020. During 2021-2023 it will support the expansion of 21 family centres in Croatia, increase the potential of the family mentoring with digital tools and government support in Austria, expand refugee start-ups support across Germany and work with UNICEF and government to reach 15 provinces and thousands of families in Vietnam. 

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In the first edition, The Human Safety Net and its NGO partners aim to boost the number of family centres for parents with children aged 0-6 in an additional 43 cities in Argentina, Serbia and Italy. Furthermore, they aim to open five new incubators for refugee entrepreneurs across France and Germany. 

2022-2023 projects

Rastimo Zajedno
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The Croatian Ministry of Labour is partnering with THSN for Families NGO partner Rastimo Zajedno on the Growing Up Together project, that aims to expand its reach to the 21 regions of Croatia through the empowerment of the national network of family centers.

Big Brothers Big Sisters
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Started as a small scale and high impact project, Family Mentoring -FAME- is now relying on digital tools and governmental partnerships to dramatically increase its offering of 1-1 mentorship to parents and workshops to parents and children.

Tailwind
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All five THSN Refugee Start-Up NGO partners operating in Germany decided to collaborate on a joint effort called Tailwind, to develop a more widespread and efficient support to refugee start-ups in the country, to be replicated nationally by mainstream Entrepreneur Support Organizations.

UNICEF
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In close collaboration with the Vietnamese government and with the private sector, UNICEF plans to reach 15 provinces in Vietnam and more than 800k beneficiaries within three years with the scale up of the Holistic Parenting Programme.

2021 Projects

Singa
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SINGA aims to create a new global entity and replicate its flagship ‘Singa for Business’ programme for migrant-led innovation, opening chapters in five cities in France and Germany: Lyon, Nantes, Lille, Strasbourg and Berlin.

Novak Djokovic Foundation
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Novak Djokovic Foundation is collaborating with local and national preschool institutions to expand its “Support, not Perfection” programme to 15 locations in Serbia and create dedicated parents’ centres.

Haciendo Camino
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Haciendo Camino plans to consolidate its integrated programme for helping families and supporting children’s early learning, partnering with global players and replicating the programme in 13 communities across Argentina.

Centro per la Salute del Bambino (CSB)
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Centro per la Salute del Bambino (CSB) will expand the successful “A Village to grow” model in 6 new towns in Italy, collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders, including municipalities, and other non-profit organisations