We help disadvantaged young people to bring their start-up ideas to life

Social Ark CIC is a social enterprise incubator programme, based in Tower Hamlets, that supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to use their lived experiences to develop social businesses of their own. We also deliver our business development and leadership programmes to schools, youth organisations, other non-profits and prisons.

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Applications are now closed!

Thank you so much to everyone that applied to the 2019 Social Ark Step Up programme.

The latest cohort to join the Social Ark family will be announced soon!

For more information on the Step Up programme, click here!


Our Entrepreneurs

Megan Kavanagh
Megzi Pearls Floristry

Megan has lived in East London all her life and moved to Tower Hamlets from Newham after being homeless and spending several years in temporary accommodation with her young son. She set up Megzi Pearls, a social enterprise florist, that offers professional floristry services as well as interactive community workshops.

Nelsandro Farmhouse
Sandro’s Cakery

Nelson’s love for baking and cake decorating started when he lost his job. He started Sandro’s Cakery in 2015, and has created unique, one-off cake commissions for celebrities like Little Mix, and even Stormzy! Nelson is also passionate about empowering young people, especially those with additional and special needs, he does this through delivering creative cake-making sessions.

Sandy Abdelrahman

Sandy is the founder of Skaped, a social enterprise that encourages young people to engage with their human rights through creative arts. Skaped is on a mission to raise awareness of human rights to the future generation and encourage them to get involved in social and political matters around the world, but more importantly, what’s happening on their doorsteps!

Moses Adeyemi
The Silver Line Project

Moses is passionate about fitness and mental wellbeing, and has developed The Silver Line Project, a specialist wellbeing programme aimed at empowering people from ‘hard-to-reach’ backgrounds, which has been delivered to housing and community associations, schools and prisons. Moses also delivers corporate wellbeing workshops.