Founded by our Fellows, our ventures have been backed by Nesta, WeWork, Bethnal Green Ventures and The Mayor of London – plus they’ve been featured in The Financial Times, The Guardian, VICE, The Evening Standard and many more.

Collectively, they have generated over £1,000,000 revenue and reached over 3000 beneficiaries – from gang members and homeless teens to isolated older people and refugee women.

  • Critics’ Club

    Critics’ Club is a cultural programme for schools, which empowers young people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds to engage with theatre and the arts.

  • Chatterbox

    Social enterprise Chatterbox trains refugees as foreign language tutors and connects them with students and professionals across the UK.

  • Cracked It

    Cracked It trains young people who are involved in gangs or are at risk of school exclusion to fix cracked iPhones, as an entrepreneurial route away from gang crime.

  • Routes

    Routes use theatre to build connections and improve spoken English for refugee and asylum seeking women and running mentoring programmes to connect communities

  • Split Banana

    Split Banana is a social enterprise that delivers creative relationship and sex education programmes in schools.

  • Fat Macy’s

    Roving restaurant Fat Macy’s trains homeless Londoners to run supper clubs, with profits going into a savings scheme helping them raise a deposit for their first flat.

  • Birdsong

    A fashion brand selling clothes handcrafted by women’s groups – from elderly knitters to migrant seamstresses – with a ‘no sweatshops, no photoshop’ ethos.


    Connecting families of kids with additional needs to have everyday fun, in everyday places, alongside everybody else.

  • Ranwö

    Ranwö is a virtual assistant platform empowering, educating and supporting struggling single mothers by providing them with flexible jobs.

  • Kitchenette Karts

    A street food truck selling sandwiches inspired by the East End – and creating pathways into entrepreneurship for unemployed young people.

  • The Visionaries

    The Visionaries aims to become the modern Rite of Passage, offering young people from across the country a journey of self-discovery.

  • Appt

    An SMS platform that uses behavioural economics to help patients manage their long-term conditions –and GPs to hit their NHS targets. 

  • Lemonade

    A social enterprise supporting young people on waiting lists for mental health services. We bridge the gap between the community and the clinical world.

  • Career Accelerator

    A careers programme helping school students from underrepresented backgrounds prepare for jobs in the tech sector.

  • Untold

    Untold is a creative programme for residents in temporary accommodation, supporting participants to create pieces of art about the things that matter to them.

  • Ally

    A chatbot that gives vulnerable young people the information and tools they need to escape the cycle of homelessness.

  • bloom six

    A social enterprise that recruits, place, and trains talented learning mentors in alternative provision schools, to enable students to flourish.

  • Plastic Shed

    Plastic Shed is a recycling workshop bringing people together to make beautiful and useful things out of plastic waste.

  • Telescope

    Telescope is the insights programme linking the policy and social sectors. They aim to build understanding and collaboration between people making policy and those tackling issues on the frontline.

  • Tranquiliti

    Tranquiliti is a digital service building responsive school environments that promotes the flourishing and learning of all students.

  • Square Circle

    Square Circle helps employers learn from and hire underestimated young people. They tackle bias in the recruitment process and tokenistic diversity in the workplace.

  • Juta

    Juta (জুতা), meaning shoe in Bengali, makes and sells upcycled leather espadrilles with socially marginalised women in East London.

  • Supply Change

    Supply Change connects social enterprises to the public sector to help them have more impact in their local communities.

  • InCommon

    A resident-powered welcome programme building community in sheltered housing for older people.

  • Migrateful

    Migrateful is a cookery initiative where refugees and migrants teach their traditional cuisines to the public.

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