Updated: Nov 14
With the support from our partners, including grant funders, businesses, community groups, as well as individual donors, together, we have been on an incredible journey over the last 14 years, from one small project to now supporting over 300,000 children and families across 12 communities.
Over the last few years we have been working with the fantastic team at Not Actual Size, an independent and employee-owned creative agency, who, in 2022 became a certified B Corp, an exclusive group of only 1,000 UK companies, committed to meeting high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability.
Earlier this month, we met with Jenny and Rosie in London and later chatted to them about what being a B Corp meant to them, as well as taking a moment to thank the team for their commitment and support of Kids Club Kampala.
Employee-owned approach and B Corp Journey
Being employee owned is central to the ethos at Not Actual Size, this means that employee needs, opinions and overall welfare is key to the company success. Employees have a collective responsibility to act for good, which increases transparency and overall satisfaction.
Alongside being employee owned, Not Actual Size are a B Corp. For the team, joining the B Corp community was a natural progression, aligning with the company values but also pushing the team to hold themselves accountable to employees, clients, the community and the environment.
As stated by B Corp, "the world’s most challenging global problems cannot be solved by governments and nonprofits alone." By harnessing the power of their business, B Corps are making a positive change to workers, communities, customers, and the environment.
“Becoming a B Corp made sense - it would keep us accountable and progressing, whilst being so closely aligned with our values that it wouldn’t change our DNA. As we went through the process, there wasn’t actually anything we had to change. We were proud to certify, but more importantly, we gained a community" - Siobhan, Managing Director
The team work with a range of brands across sectors but also enjoy working with local companies, independent suppliers, as well supporting small organisations to elevate their voice, brand and platform.
This has been particularly valuable to our team at Kids Club Kampala, benefiting from the design expertise and strategic insight from the team, allowing us to launch a new website, growing the scope and scale of reach of our impact and projects. We simply could not have achieved this without the support from Not Actual Size.
Together we have achieved so much, we take a moment to reflect on this;
“Kids Club Kampala is an incredible charity based in Uganda. We partner with them to help create social and web content, and even join fundraising events. This year, we gave their website a full refresh including a new platform, navigation and copy. We're so proud to work with them and help create a new site that drives much-needed donations...” - Rosie, Content Manager
We work with companies across sectors, and together we continue to fulfil our ambitious long-term aims to help vulnerable children living in the slums of Kampala not only survive but thrive.
"We have really loved working with Not Actual Size over the last few years and we are so proud to be a charity partner. Their support has really allowed us to increase the scale of impact of our projects. The partnership has really transformed how we work both strategically but also also operationally (with a new website and content strategy development). We love every aspect of working with this team and looking forward to continue to work together. " - Olivia Barker White, CEO
By partnering with us, your company will be working towards a more just future for the communities we work with. Our partners ensure more children can access free education, can overcome food insecurity and build vital skills to transform their futures.
We have ambitious plans to scale up further, but we cannot do this alone. Our partners are critical in achieving our mission.
We are so grateful to the team at Not Actual Size for their commitment to supporting vulnerable children and families in Kampala.