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HACT Endorses the Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health


Endorsement of the Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health by HACT's Chief Executive Andrew van Doorn

New funding available to support volunteering opportunities


Sport England is currently inviting expressions of interest for a number of different funding streams to deliver their new investment strategy - all focused on getting people more active.

New cross-sector partnership launched to transform UK housing analysis


Some of the leading names in UK housing have joined forces for an ambitious partnership designed to transform housing sector peer comparisons. Called i4H, the partnership has been formed by housing innovation agency HACT, analytics consultants QAHC, membership organisation the Northern Housing Consortium and accountants and business advisors Beever and Struthers, a leading provider of audit services.

HACT launches new values to measure the social impact of core housing activity


With sponsorship from Clarion Housing Group and KeepMoat, HACT, the sector’s ideas and innovation agency, launches a new suite of Wellbeing Values to measure the social impact of core housing activity.

Cross-sector consortium launches ground-breaking project to create shared Data Standard for the housing sector


A consortium of more than ten housing providers, led by sector ideas and innovation agency HACT, today launched a major initiative to create a common data standard for the social housing sector that stands ready to revolutionise the housing digital landscape.

Published evaluation of our Start-Up Micro-Enterprise project


Our newly released evaluation report concludes this action-based learning project which provided start-up business loans to social housing tenants.

HACT and techUK launch joint bid to bridge UK housing digital governance gap


HACT, techUK and Hannington Tame have today launched a major digital leadership initiative aimed at placing leading players from the UK’s digital economy on every housing provider board, to help UK housing bridge its digital governance gap.

New research points to £130m in potential savings on sector-wide annual repairs bill


New research from HACT has shown that repair bills can be significantly reduced if tenants are supported into work. Routine maintenance costs the social housing sector in England in excess of £1.8 billion per year, and moving people back into work can help reduce this bill by approximately £130m.

HACT and techUK event spurs technology community to build for social housing


Utilising new technology to develop solutions to address real world problems.

HACT CEO to join Local Trust


Matt Leach, CEO of housing ideas and innovation agency HACT has announced his departure from the organisation to join £200m community development funder Local Trust.  HACT have confirmed that he will be replaced by his deputy, Andrew van Doorn.