Our Areas of Impact


Social Inclusion: The Social Ark ethos is to support the development of projects and businesses that uphold and insist on our inclusive values.

Community Cohesion: The social businesses created by the young entrepreneurs meet local need. Adhering to inclusive values, they bring mixed groups together resulting in a movement of people actively engaged and caring about one another and the community around them.

Social Deprivation: Social Ark is passionate about supporting determined young people to become grassroots social entrepreneurs and community leaders. From experience, we know that individuals with lived experience of the inequalities they seek to change will deliver the most impact.

Over the past 3 years, measured up until January 2019, Social Ark directly nurtured the development of 26 social enterprises.  It also supported an additional 200 young people and provided over 4,500 hours of business learning with over 3,500 hours of 1:1 support. While the young entrepreneurs were establishing proof of concept for their business ideas, Social Ark assisted and funded over 500 free inclusive community activities which directly benefited over 400 East London residents. It has also introduced what it means to be socially conscious and the concept of social entrepreneurship to over 500 local people.

To view the 2015 - 2016 Social Ark Impact Report, click here

To view our 2017 Social Ark Impact Report, click here.

Click on the image above for our full 2018 - 2019 impact report!