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Southwark Pioneers Fund

Southwark Pioneers Fund

The Southwark Pioneers Fund is an ambitious new programme of support for business founders and aspiring entrepreneurs in Southwark.

Have you ever thought of running your own business?

Have you recently launched your own business and need practical support and knowledge to get it off the ground?

Have you got big growth plans for an established micro business and want to find new funding opportunities?

The Southwark Pioneers Fund supports anyone with a business idea, through to founders with an established micro enterprise, to reach their full potential. We actively encourage those who identify as women and other marginalised genders, founders from ethnic minority backgrounds, young people, senior citizens and founders with disabilities to apply, as these groups are typically underrepresented in business leadership roles.

Interested? The Southwark Pioneers Fund offers two programmes for entrepreneurs at different stages. Find out which programme is best for you:


Southwark Pioneers Fund: Launchpad

For anyone with a business idea, through to early-stage start-ups

  • Test your ideas, improve your business skills, identify your target markets, start and build your business
  • Access one-to-one business coaching, advice surgeries, networking events and masterclasses
  • Programme graduates can apply for grants of up to £5K

Find out more

Southwark Pioneers Fund: Grow Your Enterprise

For anyone with an established business looking to scale and take it to the next level

  • Find new funding opportunities, grow your connections, recruit staff, scale your business sustainably
  • This programme allows you to choose between in-depth, intensive support and more flexible, on-demand options
  • The Accelerator is a 6 month, intensive form of support with a chance to apply for a grant of up to £10K when you graduate
  • The Community package is a selection of year-round business support which allows you flexibility, one-to-one mentoring and expert-led workshops.

Find out more

Page last updated: 30 September 2022


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