Get better at generating
income for your social enterprise with our Impact programme
We are creating a fairer society
by supporting diverse and
impact founders into business
Fortnightly workshops with access to 1-2-1 support, events and a peer support network.
At Hatch, we provide much-needed support from sector experts, together with our tried and tested programme, we support purpose-led enterprises to achieve organisational resilience, financial sustainability and most importantly, the ability to effectively scale their impact.
Hatch has been instrumental, the team has helped us secure funding and pointed us towards a range of helpful local opportunities.”
School Ground Sounds
Take part in a range of expert-led hands-on sessions on core business areas from sales and marketing to HR and financing.
Since 2014 we have garnered a proven track record providing vital support through our award-winning programmes.
Gain access to expert-led talks and founder-led discussions to acquire the critical skills you need through a unique and vibrant experience.
We’ve run over 150 events covering topics such as finance or marketing followed by the opportunity to ask questions specific to your business.
1-2-1 SupportAccess leading innovators in some of the world’s most influential companies by taking part in our 1-2-1 sessions.
Over 300 experts from world leading companies such as eBay and Natwest have provided advice through our programmes.
Peer Support Network
Gain fascinating insights, exchange ideas, swap skills and share in the successes of a community of like-minded individuals.
Over 700 have benefitted from our programmes citing a 100% increase in new skills and business confidence.
“Mind blown! Thank you to the max. I now have some clear strategies for improving online marketing”
Obie Pearl, Playtone
We partnered with Adobe to create the ‘Creative Business Jam’ where 70 Adobe volunteers used their experience to advise on a range of business areas.
At Hatch we empower entrepreneurs like you to imagine, launch and grow sustainable and impactful businesses through our programmes.
There is a distinct lack of support necessary to meet the basic needs of purpose-driven entrepreneurs. Purpose-driven businesses are often forced to contend with additional challenges that many of the current support systems are not equipped to deal with, such as a lack of funding from traditional support mechanisms. As a charity we can relate to these challenges, and the difficulties overcoming them while maintaining your mission and traversing the business landscape.
Purpose-driven businesses are essential in addressing some of society’s most pressing issues, providing you with the tools you need to realise your mission is core to our goal and through our programmes we can support you in achieving organisational resilience, financial sustainability and most importantly, the ability to effectively scale your impact.
Our mission to create a fairer more sustainable society directly impacts how we design and deliver our programmes. We leverage our own experiences, those of our partners, experts and feedback from over 700 alumni to form the basis of our programmes.
Our programmes are constantly evolving to stay relevant to the times and the needs of our entrepreneurs. To facilitate this we co-design each programme with the cohort, to ensure it’s tailored specifically to their needs.
For your business
- Crafting and perfecting your business pitch
- A robust marketing plan that supports your objectives
- Mapping out your customer personas
- Developing a business roadmap
- Building up your resilience
- Ongoing accountability
- Increased confidence in your ability to run and grow your business
- Develop your creativity
- Financial fitness
Take the next step on your journey…
- You have an impact business you want to grow
- You can commit to at least 75% of the programme time
- You can commit to paying the programme fee before the programme starts
£50 – £300
This programme is valued at over £500 – £3000, but thanks to the generosity of our sponsors participants are asked to pay a contribution of 10%.
The environmentalist on a mission to ensure our future is free of single-use materials and pollution.
16 million tonnes of plastic is predicted to enter our oceans in 2030, double the current rate. This does not include inland pollution or that by other materials like metals and glass.After seeing how flooded her waterways were with plastic pollution, Lizzie Carr decided to set up Planet Patrol.
Planet Patrol is a community-focused, solution-orientated, non-profit organisation: a movement of people working for a cleaner future. Liz joined the Planet Patrol team in 2018 and sits at the helm of delivering all Planet Patrol’s global campaigns.
The Hatch programme has been incredible from both a personal development and organisational development perspective. I have been really impressed with how the Hatch team quickly adapted the programme for a virtual environment and the strength and diversity of experts and speakers at each session.
I found the programme to be an important day of the month - a day to take a bit of time away from the busy day to day and focus on strategy, think outside the box and think through learnings for the organisation as a whole.
£326kSince programme start
£500kGrant & Social Investment
Liz Heard,Founder Planet Patrol
A full-time lawyer with a serious sweet tooth who set out to create an ethical, luxury, free-from ice cream with a conscience.
When out with friends Jane found it difficult to find tasty free-from desserts which were not laden with chemicals. In 2019, she decided to set up Mama Dolce, a luxurious ice cream brand with flavours that do not compromise on taste, and free from eggs, dairy, soy, nuts, wheat and gluten. They are also committed to better serving the communities that they operate in by supporting students from low socio-economic backgrounds to gain credible opportunities to work in the food and beverage industry.
I have become more confident and have used the tools that Hatch has provided me with to develop a stronger business model which has enabled me to develop a much stronger brand message. Through the expert sessions, I have been able to set up a much stronger support network and have been able to use the help that I have received to strengthen my business proposition.
From 2 - 9Since programme start
Jane Visram,Founder, Mama Dolce
A changemaker who figured out her purpose is to disrupt and improve black history education.
Growing up Dana rarely saw heroes who looked like her or her ancestors. And sadly, even when her parents wanted to share stories about their past, they just didn’t have enough information about their ancestors because it was never passed down to them. It was almost as if their history had been erased.
As an adult, she taught herself about genealogy and began researching her family history. While learning about her ancestors and gaining insight into where she came from, she figured out her new purpose: to disrupt and improve history education. In 2016 she set up Ancestors UnKnown to provide heritage education to students to help them discover their ancestors and untold histories worldwide.
The primary change is my increased confidence. I now feel like I have the tools and skills to grow my business, even in the face of setbacks and challenges.
In addition, I have acquired new partnerships, created 3 new revenue streams (online course, consulting, and Bristol school/ community partnership), developed a fundraising plan (grant funding and angel investment), AND registered the business as a CIC in the UK! Now, I’m inspired and believe I’m fully capable of turning Ancestors unKnown into a strong, unique, sustainable, and world-changing organisation.
£15kSince programme start
75%Since programme start
Dana Saxon,Founder, Ancestors unKnown