The Cinnamon Incubator Programme looks for brilliant, start-up social projects that help communities meet real needs.
The very best are invited to join us on the two-year Incubator Programme. Over the course of 24 months, you’ll receive training and coaching to help your project develop the foundations it needs to grow.
In the last 10 years, we’ve helped more than 35 projects through the Incubator Programme. Many of those we’ve worked with, like Renew Wellbeing and Make Lunch, have gone on to become established charities working across the UK. Your project could be next!
Teaching, coaching, and so much more
Through the Incubator Programme, you’ll receive support from industry professionals to help you develop key areas of your organisation, including:
• Human resources
• Marketing and promotion
Incredible peer support
You’ll learn a phenomenal amount from the other projects journeying with you on the Incubator. At our residential events you’ll bounce ideas off each other and share the highs, and lows, that come with starting a project from scratch. You’ll become critical friends and eachothers most committed cheerleaders!
Cinnamon Incubator Competition
Each year we run the Cinnamon Incubator Competition to find the next cohort of social action start-ups to join the programme. Five of very best organisations are invited to present their initiatives at the final. Here, they’ll receive support and coaching to present to a panel of invited guests, judges, and potential funders.
It’s made me feel much stronger as an organisation, much more confident in who we are and what we’re all about.
Start where you are, and Cinnamon is wide enough, and flexible enough and agile enough to meet you where you are at.
WHAT IT’S REALLY LIKE ON THE INCUBATOR PROGRAMME
And if you have some spare time …
if you have spare time, why not watch last year’s Incubator Final?
It will give you an idea of what goes on, and how it works.
So fix your favourite drink, pop your slippers on, and watch.