Driving impact in Bradford by investing in people
Our 2030 Vision
We want to build a dynamic, compassionate and inclusive social enterprise support ecosystem.
The Bradford district will be known as a social innovation and enterprise destination. LABD will help kick-start social innovation and proactively and inclusively enable the communities of our district.
LABD will support people, organisations and institutions who can and want to start new or expand existing ventures to tackle better our future and current societal challenges, including Covid-19 recovery and combating climate change.
In 2019 Access (The Foundation for Social Investment) and Big Society Capital invited twelve cities to submit proposals to their ten-year £33m programme of support for charities and social enterprises. Together, a consortium of Bradford organisations led by Impact Hub Bradford CIC developed a concept and proposal that led to the city’s selection, unlocking £6.6m of funding to build resilience and provoke social innovation. This initiative has launched as Local Access Bradford District, providing a foundation for social innovation in Bradford in the coming decade.
Access works to make charities and social enterprises in England more financially resilient and self-reliant, so that they can sustain or increase their impact.
Big Society Capital are the leading social impact-led investor, restless for change.
Inspired Neighbourhoods is a social business and a community anchor across the Bradford district who are the overarching programme manager.
Part of a global network of innovation hubs, Impact Hub Bradford are one of our supprt and training deliver partners.
Providing business support and coaching since 1983, Airedale Enterprise Services are one of our support and training partners.
Key Fund work to reinvigorate communities, offering social investment to the North and the Midlands and will be managing LABD investment products.
GiveBradford distributes vital grants and gives trusted advice to Community Organisations across the District to influence positive change and support LABD with investment readiness.
The University of Bradford will be monitoring, evaluating and assessing plans.
The district council are partners working on procurment and finance support.
A hub for local people to learn, grow and enjoy. Serving the Scolemoor Estate in Bradfrod in Bradford.
Building a strong network of organisations and individuals that work together to diversify and strengthen the voluntary sector and work towards achieving equitable outcomes for all communities.
Tasif Khan Community Boxing Academy was launched in 2015 to carry on Tasif’s good work in engaging young people and helping them aspire high.
Collaborating with communities to deliver user led culturally appropriate services which address disadvantage and inequalities.
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.