Southwark Pioneers Fund Consultation Open

Southwark Pioneers Fund Consultation Open

About the Southwark Pioneers Fund

The Fund will help grow innovative commercial and social  enterprises, as well as revenue-generating charities, that will make Southwark a fairer and more prosperous borough.

It fulfils the Council Plan commitment to, “establish an Innovation Fund, to invest in our Southwark entrepreneurs of the future.”

The Fund is intended to increase inclusive growth by supporting the start-up and scale-up of commercial and social enterprises (including revenue-generating charities) that will:
• Widen the diversity of people who own and lead enterprises in Southwark
• Create good quality employment for Southwark residents
• Generate social and/or environmental value for the people of Southwark
The Fund will provide support in several different ways: Access to finance and business support - including a tailored programme, access to coordinated business support networks, and enhanced access to affordable workspace.

The Council really appreciate your time in taking this survey and/or passing it on to your networks. Survey results will inform a Cabinet report seeking to formally establish the Fund, in June 2019.