The Southwark Pioneers Fund (SPF) is a new collaboration between Hatch Enterprise, Southwark Council and Trampoline CIC to help Southwark-based founders to grow their micro business. If you’d like Hatch’s help to reach your full potential, our Growth programme allows you to choose from in-depth Accelerators and on-demand Community support options.

Our Accelerators are longer, more intensive forms of free support, which come with a chance to apply for a grant when you graduate. Our Community offering is a selection of year-round business support, which allows you flexibility and one-to-one options.

Being on the programme has helped me and my business grow by increasing the size and quality of my network, giving me a relevant peer group. It’s the most useful thing I’ve done to transition from founder to CEO.

Erica Rutherford

Kiemu Salmon

Founder, Beutonomy

Need Flexible Support?

Our Community programme is open to anyone and everyone who is looking to grow their business, or simply upskill themselves as an entrepreneur and business leader. Take your pick of our free, on-demand online events or get free consultancy on a topic of your choice.

1:1 Consultations

Do you have a specific business challenge you want support with? Sign up to access a support session from a skilled volunteer.

Online workshops and talks

Explore all our free online workshops and talks, so you can make sure you’re always upskilling as a business leader.

Southwark Pioneers Fund Accelerator

No founder should have to grow a business in isolation, and thanks to the support of Southwark Council, we’ll now be able to offer Southwark-based founders free masterclasses, 1:1 support and lots of peer mentoring sessions. The Southwark Pioneers Fund Accelerator will also be co-designed in collaboration with the people on it, so you’ll always be able to get exactly the kind of support you want.

This Business Accelerator will probably be for you if you have had roughly £30k+ turnover in the last 12 months, and are looking to recruit at least one member of staff or full-time equivalent in the next 12 months. We also actively encourage applications from women and other marginalised genders, founders from ethnic minority backgrounds and founders with disabilities.

Free to attend

For businesses based in Southwark


This programme typically has a value of over £5,000.


Graduates can apply for up to 10k of funding

The Accelerator takes place online

Application deadline: 31st July
Programme starts: 6th Sept 2023

Not sure if this programme is right for you?

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