November 24, 2023

Safe Soulmates

Safe Soulmates aims to end loneliness for adults with additional needs. Their membership-based service provides social events, chaperoning for friendship/date matches, and guidance on building safe and healthy relationships. Safe Soulmates had ambitious plans to grow their reach.

Using grant funding from The Fore, they employed a Volunteer Coordinator to put their plans into practice. They were able to increase their volunteer pool from 10 to over 40, enabling them to reach more beneficiaries than ever (increasing their membership from just over 120 to 210). This allowed the leadership team to spend less time on direct delivery and more time on business development and income diversification.

The leadership team wanted to explore whether they could translate their expertise into a licensable format, to share with others for a fee. However, they soon realised they needed legal support to truly realise the potential of this idea. The Fore has linked them up with a lawyer from within our pro-bono skills network of 2,000+ strong skilled professionals. They are now looking at developing the model further which also has the potential to provide additional income streams.