LIFT programme, LB Camden

LIFT programme, LB Camden


Business Support


LB Camden




Chris Bowles


Call for Applications: LIFT programme, LB Camden

Camden is working with Islington, Hackney and Tower Hamlets to deliver the LIFT programme, making jobs and entrepreneurship in the knowledge economy more inclusive.

Applications are OPEN for the next round of the Survive and Pivot Programme! Camden has joined forces with Foundervine and OneTech to deliver the free expert-led programme, supporting businesses impacted by the pandemic

The course includes vital enterprise support and training— focusing on topics such as customer discovery, finance readiness and strategy.

The business incubator will start in March, with places open to any Camden based SMEs that have been negatively impacted by the pandemic. Priority will be given to those led by groups currently underrepresented in entrepreneurship.

The last round of the programme has recently finished, with some great stories of new businesses supported to get their products to market, and existing businesses pivoting to new customers. The business incubator is part of the wider “LIFT programme”, aiming to make entrepreneurship more inclusive.

I’ve included a summary of the business incubator below, but we’re encouraging applications online here:

Pivot & Survive incubator programme

  • A FREE 10-12 week business advice and coaching programme, targeted towards small and early-stage businesses negatively affected by COVID-
  • 19
  • Aims to support impact based businesses refine their offer, develop their digital marketing and e-commerce and understand how to access finance
  • 12 places for businesses on the initial programme (3 each from the above boroughs)
  • Programme delivered by FounderVine and Outlandish, overseen by OneTech
  • Deadline for applications is Friday 5 March
  • Course starts in mid-March

Please contact for further information