The Big Society Network

exists to support and develop talent, innovation and enterprise to deliver social impact.

By working with business, philanthropists, charities and social ventures we believe we can unleash the social energy that exists in the UK to help build a better, healthier society.

Clydesdale Bank

The Big Society Network welcomes Clydesdale Partnership

We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks to develop and expand our Nexters programme.

Following a successful year developing a range of social entrepreneurs, backed initially by Deloitte, the Nexters program is set to expand into the North of England and Scotland, to double in size and address digital community services.

A significant proportion of Nexters have won grants and investments in the first weeks of 2012, and Nexters are rapidly becoming leaders of the emergent Social Investment sector.

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks have long supported its local communities and social enterprise in Scotland and the North of England, and their intention is to work alongside a number of Nexters to extend their reach among communities across the UK.

Steve Moore, Chief Executive of the Big Society Network, said:

“Clydesdale’s commitment to communities and the evolution of the third sector is exactly the kind of support that gives a welcome boost to social entrepreneurs engaging with communities. We are delighted with the opportunity to extend the Nexters footprint into the North of England and Scotland and work with Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks’ productive and diverse business platform.”

Caroline Darnbrook, Head of Customer Insight and Brand, Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks, said:

At Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks, we believe that we can make a genuine difference through supporting our communities in a way that is meaningful to our customers, our employees, and our communities; creating long-term value and supporting sustainable change. Through our association with Nexters, we can help provide that support.”

Nexters is part of The Big Society Network programme that supports the UK’s best social entrepreneurs. By identifying and nurturing social entrepreneurs, we are supporting the development of innovative solutions to improve our society. This may begin at the local level, but we believe these services should be scalable and sustainable – using the power of networked technology this is more than possible. To find out more about the Nexters programme, please visit:

We very much look forward to working with Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks, our partners and exceptional Nexters and look forward to sharing our progress with you.

For more information about the Nexters programme please email

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