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Accessing Funding For Your Social Enterprise Startup

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Business consultancy for arts & social enterprises, Cultural Agency Collective, has curated a training programme providing essential skills for founders. This programme is hosted by Camden Collective.

Session 4: Accessing Funding | 11th Oct

You’ve bootstrapped as much as you can, pulled in favours from your network. Your social enterprise venture has got legs, but you need an injection of funding to scale up your activities over the next few months.

Grant funding, crowdfunding, social investment, diversifying the products / services; there are several options available, each with their pros & cons. Which one is right for your venture?

Following this workshop, you’ll get insights into:

  • Best practice for submitting successful funding applications.

  • Review of different grant funding opportunities for creative arts ventures & social enterprises.

  • Get insights for different grant holders on what makes a winning application.


Belinda Boakye, Social Enterprise Supporter at UnLtd, The Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs (& founder of Cultural Agency Collective). She works with early stage, and mid size social enteprises looking to scale up supporting with business development & fundraising.

Bonnie Chiu, Managing Director at The Social Investment Consultancy and an expert in social impact investing for established charities, limited companies and social enterprise organisations.

James Frost, Independent Fundraiser with extensive experience supporting charities, community organisations and early-stage social enterprises with fundraising

Who is this programme for?

The programme content is designed to provide insights and resources to creative arts and social enterprise founders and teams. If you want generic business basics, google is your friend.
To benefit from insights that are relevant to your industry niche and delivered in a dynamic and accessible style - apply for this programme. The peer to peer learning environment is also an opportunity to build your networks and get honest feedback from fellow entrepreneurs just like you

What time will the sessions be?

Sessions will run each week on the specified dates from 19th September to 25th October.

What is Cultural Agency Collective?

Cultural Agency Collective is a business consultancy for arts and social enterprise organisations. As well as hands-on business consultancy we deliver training and mentorship programmes and workshops to individuals. We curate learning workshops for diverse audiences from young people to arts charities and entrepreneurship hubs. Past clients have included Ideastap, University of East London and Impact Hub.

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