Social Ark Step Up Programme
Aged 18-30? Live or work in East London? Have an idea to change your community for the better? We want to hear from you!
Our 12-month fully-funded programme, sponsored by The Social Investment Business, is specifically designed to support determined young people to use their lived experiences to develop social enterprises and community projects.
We value lived experience, drive, dedication and passion over formal qualifications. All entrepreneurial ideas in line with our values are welcome. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds, including ex-offenders, care leavers, carers and others with the lived experiences of the inequalities they seek to change.
included in this fully-funded programme:
25 half-day learning workshops
Weekend team building trip
£1000 start-up grant
Corporate & specialised mentors
1:1 weekly catch up sessions
Support to pilot your idea
Help to access funding
Monthly networking events
Tailored additional support if needed
Is this programme right for me?
This programme could be right for you if you are:
Aged 18-30yrs & connected to East London
Have an idea for a social business or project
Passionate about community change
Can commit to the full learning programme (September 2019 - September 2020)
Interested? What next?
Applications to join our September 2019 cohort are now open! Scroll down to find out more!
How do I apply?
Applications for our September 2019 cohort 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!
If you are a young person who wants to create change in your local community and have an idea for a social business, we would love to hear from you. To register your interest, please click the button below.