Bright Future

A fast track to work for survivors, bypassing benefits, job interviews and applications

'City Hearts have provided the Co-op, its 70,000 colleagues and its 4.4 million members inspiration and belief that together we can see victims of Modern Slavery not just become survivors but see them thriving in their communities.'

Excerpt from a Co-op Letter about Bright Future


Since it began in 2017, the Bright Future Employment programme has Supported 66 survivors to complete work placements, 47 of these survivors were offered permanent employment with the business partner. 

What We Do

The award winning Bright Future Partnership Programme was born out of the passion of one of our staff working to remove barriers to employment, accelerating survivors towards a brighter future. The programme provides a fast track into work with major companies on a human rights basis. 

Developed alongside the Co-op in 2017, the programme has helped a survivor into permanent employment every month. It has an industry leading 58% success rate and is globally recognised as best practice business charity collaboration in the area of sustainably combating modern slavery. Bright Future now has over 50 business and charity partners and is its own legal entity.

Registered referral partners are able to submit referrals using the link below. If you're interested in becoming a partner then please email

Bright Future Matching Form