Fight for Access Accelerator

We believe access to high quality hygiene, health and nutrition should be a universal right, not a privilege. That's why we have created the Fight for Access Accelerator, where Reckitt will catalyse innovative social enterprises to help tackle the world’s greatest problems and strive for a fairer society.  

By leveraging the power of our people and our commercial acumen, we will scale innovative, locally designed approaches that enable access to health and hygiene and create long-term, sustainable impact. Through working with social businesses, our investment will live over and over again as the enterprises grow, continuing to create jobs and economic empowerment, enable access and drive positive health outcomes. 

The Accelerator will provide;

Bootcamps

Impact accelerating bootcamps, delivered by expert partners, tailored to unlock specific barriers to growth

Mentorship

Expert mentorship from Reckitt’s people, specialists in health and hygiene and a wide range of business functions

Funding

Seed funding to invest in growth to scale the business and drive positive health outcomes

No one organisation can achieve the challenges of the UN Sustainable Development Goals on their own. We need to work in partnership and play to our strengths.

We’re applying our expertise, the power of our people and the reach of our purpose-led brands, to work with expert partners and enable access in communities all over the world. By bringing people together and changing behaviours, we can build long-term sustainable change. It’s how we will measurably impact 10m livelihoods by 2030, in our pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world. 

Could your social enterprise be right for this challenge? Read on to see where the accelerator is launching in 2022.

Countries for 2022

Accelerating grassroots innovations promoting access to water, hygiene and sanitation

We are partnering with Yunus Social Business to call for social enterprises in South Africa to respond with their innovative approaches to creating greater access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

The enterprises should address the following barriers to access to WASH:

  • Improvements for broader and better access within the current model
  • Innovation and decentralisation to create a better model for the future
  • Enabling behaviour change and community engagement

We also suggest that the selected solutions and businesses prioritise the following audiences:

  • Women and girls
  • Population in remote and rural areas
  • Population in informal settlements and suburbs of urban centres

We are looking for businesses, start-ups, entrepreneurs, innovators, companies and civil society organizations with commercial solutions (products and services) that, in their application, cause changes and positive impacts on the lives of South African people. Applications will be open until 15 August with the accelerator beginning in October.

If you are a founder of an enterprise that fits this criteria:

Find out more and apply

Accelerating grassroots innovations promoting access to water, hygiene and sanitation

We are partnering with Yunus Social Business to call for social enterprises in Brazil to respond with their innovative approaches to creating greater access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

The enterprises should address the following barriers to access to WASH:

  • Improvements for broader and better access
  • Innovation and decentralisation to create a better model for the future
  • Enabling behaviour change and community engagement

We also suggest that the selected solutions and businesses prioritise the following audiences:

  • Women and girls
  • Population in remote and rural areas
  • Most vulnerable population in urban centres (favelas, risk areas)

We are looking for businesses, start-ups, entrepreneurs, innovators, companies and civil society organizations with commercial solutions (products and services) that, in their application, cause changes and positive impacts on the lives of Brazilian people. Applications will be open until 15 August with the accelerator beginning in October.

If you are a founder of an enterprise that fits this criteria:

Find out more and apply

Using innovation to improve access to health in Indonesia

Reckitt, with the Health Innovation Exchange, is working to improve health outcomes in Indonesia by harnessing innovation from social enterprises across Indonesia.

More information about this project will be available soon.

Accelerating innovative solutions improving access to
health in the UK

The UK arm of the accelerator programme is delivered in partnership between Reckitt and Epiphany Social Innovation.

Together, we will accelerate innovative solutions to promote access to health and health equity with the view to reduce the burden on the strained NHS.