You are no doubt familiar with the TV show Dragon’s Den, where wanna-be entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to
You are no doubt familiar with the TV show Dragon’s Den, where wanna-be entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to a panel of successful business owners, with the hope of securing finance for their start-up.
This year, our Funders’ Den will be held in cyberspace and Black, Asian, multi-ethnic and refugee (BAMER) led charities and social enterprises have the opportunity to pitch to Grant Making organisations for a chance to win a small grant.
At the event will be representatives from leading Trusts and Foundations such as:
- Comic Relief
- Trust For London
- Tudor Trust
- City Bridge Trust
- BBC Children in Need
- National Lottery Community Fund
- Arts Council England
- Heritage Lottery Fund
- CommUNITY Barnet
They will all be joined by a special guest, TBC. As well as the chance to hear our keynote speaker and to talk to funders, the evening will provide an opportunity for information sharing and networking with key influencers, grant makers, corporate organisations and senior charity representatives.
Up to five groups will present their elevator pitches after which the audience and Funders will select a winner who will be awarded a grant for their project. Please note that the opportunity to pitch will be subject to strict guidelines. For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will also be other prizes to be won on the night.
Even if you are not pitching, you could still win BIG as we will be offering up prizes for all those who buy raffle tickets on the night such as:
- Bid Writing / Grant Making books from the DSC worth £300
- Free venue space at RFL worth £500
- Fundraising Books
The evening will also see the graduation of the AVOCADO+ Accelerator Programme Class of 2020 and the launch of the new academic year of the programme which supports BAMER groups to become more financially sustainable.
- Speed Networking with Funders
- Welcome and Introductions
- Funders Top Tips
- Pitch to win!
- Keynote address
- Voting opens
- AVOCADO+ Graduation & Launch
- Winners Revealed
- Grants awarded
Things to note:
The AVOCADO+ Accelerator Programme is a partnership between Money4Youth, Race on the Agenda and IOF Black Fundraisers-UK. It serves the most disadvantaged people in our society and equips them to move to the next stage in their development, giving them the tools they need to survive and thrive.
Spaces are very limited so book now!
(Friday) 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm GMT
London, address TBC
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These subsidised tickets are for people who lead or work with Black, Asian, Multi-Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) charities and social enterprises.