Get the skills and investment you need to make social change in your community.

Our programme is here to help you build new commercial solutions that deliver positive social impact in Bradford.

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Our Mission

Our mission with Local Access Bradford District is to help grow the new generation of social innovators and leaders in Bradford.

To do this, we have brought together a diverse partnership of social and business leaders to deliver a programme of training, mentoring and investment to support the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector, faith organisations and improve the lives of people in Bradford. We aim to support the development of stronger, more resilient and sustainable social economies in the Bradford District.

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Go from an idea, to investment ready

The programme focusses on supporting organisations which have investable ideas to move along the pathway to investment with three main intervention.


Get the right funding to deliver impact

Helping organisations become investment ready and apply for the number of flexible, blended investment offers available through the LABD programme.

Join us at our latest events and workshops

Don't miss out on all our enterprise training and networking events.

Ready to make an impact?

Applications for our first LABD programme are now open. Are you a Bradford based entrepreneur passionate about social impact and improving the lives of people in your community? Then apply now to be part of our fist cohort.

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Impact in Bradford

Our partnerships hope to address some of the key challenges including unemployed and skills through the programme, by encouraging young people to pursue social enterprise routes, and making Bradford a centre for social innovation.

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Our Partners


Here are some of the most asked questions to help you out.

If you have any other enquiries please contact us.
Head of Programme: Ashfaq Ali Gulab
Inspired Neighbourhoods Group
The Thornbury Centre
79 Leeds Old Rd, Bradford, BD3 8JX

Am I eligable for the programme?

Applications are open to new and existing social enterprises. Successful candidates must meet the follwing criteria:

  • Your idea / organisation must have a social or climate driven mission.

  • The organisation must be based, and deliver impact in the Bradford Metropolitan District.

We particularly welcome new start and early stage social enterprises and applicants from women, young people and Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) and faith groups.

What is a social enterprise?

Social enterprises are businesses that have a social or environmental mission as their primary goal, which brings together the skills of entrepreneurship and public service in order to deliver positive impact.