support & resources

Incubation

Our incubation programme takes early-stage movement organisations and provides them with a structured programme of support to help them:

  • • Test, refine and prove the impact of their theory of change in a supported and progressive testing ground.

  • • Develop their own core infrastructure, governance and systems with mentoring and support before spinning out if the idea proves itself.

  • • Join a network of other incubated organisations to learn from, offer support to themselves and work together.

In practice this means the incubated organisation is housed within Neon’s legal structure and we take care of all backend support from finance to HR in the early stage and provide intensive coaching on everything from fundraising to comms and strategy for a subsidised fee. 

To date we have incubated the four organisations below and will be reviewing the movement’s appetite for a scale up of this work over the coming year.

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Nurses United

Nurses United is a grassroots network of nurses supporting nurses to pressure Governments and Councils to listen to Nurses on the frontlines through:

  • • Campaigning on issues that matter to Frontline Nurses, not their managers.

  • • Building capacity and skills amongst the Nursing movement.

  • • Creating an organisation that values Frontline Nurses and trusts them to develop and lead campaigns.

They’ve led hundreds of demos across the UK and pioneered organising tools through the pandemic from the PPE reporting tool to helping successfully fight the case for higher wages.

Breathe

Breathe is a team focussed on deep-rooted organising within communities closest to the pain. They work to bring the methods, strategy and culture of deep relational organising into the climate movement.

Just Treatment

Everyone deserves fair access to high quality healthcare. Just Treatment is organising to win a transformed healthcare system, where private profit is never put before patient health by organising patients to fight for their rights and the service. They’ve won patient access to drugs against Big Pharma, produced a patient led plan for the NHS and had hundreds of media hits.

Kin

Kin is bringing together black activists and organisers together from across the UK to collaborate, strategise and support each other.

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Neon’s incubation of Just Treatment has been fundamental to our existence and success. Their operational support has meant we have been able to focus all of our energy on the transformative change we want to win. Their support for our fundraising and growth has meant we’ve survived and been able to start scaling up. But most importantly their strategic guidance, capacity building, coaching, and comms support has meant that we have been able to grow an organisation with the culture, strategy, and organising approach that has delivered high-profile, winning campaigns that have changed the lives of NHS patients. We’ve consistently managed to punch above our weight and Neon are a big part of the explanation for that impact we’ve had.
Diarmaid McDonald, Lead Organiser Just Treatment
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