If you’ve got an innovative project or initiative that’s helping local communities respond to current challenges, we need to be working together!

Through the Cinnamon Incubator Competition, we want to find the next generation of brilliant social action projects and help them grow and replicate through churches for the benefit of communities across our nation.

WHO CAN APPLY

We are looking for innovative social action projects that are already set up and making an impact in one or more locations. You might be a social enterprise, a small charity, a CIC or a group of churches working together.

We are looking for initiatives that are:

  • Responding to challenges in your communities
  • Supported by a local church or group of churches
  • Ambitious to expand across the country
  • Innovative in their approach

WHAT IS THE INCUBATOR FINAL?

Five initiatives will be invited to present their work at the Cinnamon Incubator Final on 13 November 2024 in London. You will receive professional coaching and support to develop your pitch.

Here’s what’s on offer:

  • A £20,000 development grant will be awarded to one winning project.
  • Five places on the Cinnamon Incubator Programme are available for the projects that reach the final.
  • Potential funders and philanthropists will be invited to meet the projects at the final.
Jenni Calcraft from Someone Cares with the Incubator Trophy
Ladies at the Incubator Residential
Lady standing and presenting to an audience at the Cinnamon Incubator Residential

WHAT IS THE INCUBATOR PROGRAMME?

The Incubator Programme has been supporting small charities for the past 10 years. The course has been structured specifically to help small start-up organisations to replicate.

You will benefit from:

  • Teaching from industry professionals in finance, human resources, governance, leadership, marketing and promotion.
  • Residential training events and invitations to Cinnamon’s Project Retreat
  • One-to-one coaching to develop your bespoke strategy
  • Peer support from fellow Incubator participants
  • Networking opportunities with funders and potential partners.
  • Ongoing support from Cinnamon Network

 

It’s made me feel much stronger as an organisation, much more confident in who we are and what we’re all about.

Jacky Youldon

Founder, Running Space

Start where you are, and Cinnamon is wide enough, and flexible enough and agile enough to meet you where you are at.

Seth Pinnock

CEO, Symphony Co

WHAT IT’S REALLY LIKE ON THE INCUBATOR PROGRAMME

Watch last year’s final.

Get a taster of what the final is really like, but watching clips from last year’s Incubator Final. 

Social Action Audit Booklet Cover

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