Scaling up

Are you offering solutions to an aging society or improving access to employment opportunities to the hardest to reach people? Then Thrive can help you scale.

Thrive, our accelerator, gives you access to a consultant and bespoke support for six months to help your venture to scale.

  • Thrive is a business accelerator programme that will grow the organisational resilience and profitability of your business.
  • Our expertise will transform your business through our personalised consultancy and hands on support.
  • We understand the barriers faced for ventures who want to grow the breadth and depth of their impact.


Our work is based on four years of experience with the Big Venture Challenge. It provided business support, powerful connections and match funding to 120 social entrepreneurs seeking to scale their venture and create a sustainable impact. Collectively they raised £4.4 million in grants and investments worth £8.6 million.

Who we support

We use our specialist support to scale social ventures of all sizes, all legal forms and in all markets. Typically, they share the following: 

  • Operating for two to five years
  • Proof of revenue
  • Proof of delivering impact
  • Seeking to scale their impact over the coming years
  • Exploring social investment for growth (impact fund only)
  • Looking to implement a social mission lock or have an asset lock in place

Our support for ventures ready to scale

Find out more about our scaling support for your social venture.


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Ready to scale up?

If you have the ambition to scale the impact of your social venture, apply for support. 

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