Empower London Foundation Announces Partnership with Three Leading Charities in Ambitious Funding Plan

Empower London Foundation Announces Partnership with Three Leading Charities in Ambitious Funding Plan

Empower London Foundation has announced partnerships with three London-based charities promoting the arts, culture, and entrepreneurship in the Capital.

Each charity will become recipients of the funds raised at the Foundation’s much-anticipated The London Festival. This is an event to celebrate London’s history, arts, culture and innovation which will help the foundation to continue their work running educational programmes, offering support to entrepreneurs, and supporting underprivileged communities.

The three charities are:

  • Hatch Enterprise—an enterprise support charity supporting underrepresented entrepreneurs through training programmes and coaching
  • Literacy Pirates—a charity running learning programmes in schools and online to provide literary support to children in Greater London
  • Polka Theatre—a children’s theatre that promotes children’s access to the arts through shows, workshops, and creative experiences

Hatch Enterprise is a leading enterprise support charity that helps entrepreneurs of all backgrounds to imagine, launch and grow their businesses. Through their programmes, 1-2-1 volunteering and events, Hatch Enterprise has been able to support over 5,000 entrepreneurs since being founded in 2014.

Dirk Bischof, Chief Executive of Hatch Enterprise: ‘We’re very excited about partnering with the Empower London Foundation and The London Festival to celebrate every facet of capital life. Hatch was born in South London, but we have quickly scaled to deliver to founders across the whole of London, as we saw the huge potential in supporting underrepresented founders bring new products and services to markets and their local communities. The partnership with Empower will allow us to continue to invest in these founders and support them along the journey to build sustainable and impactful businesses in the coming years.’

Similarly, Literacy Pirates and Polka Theatre have been dedicated to enriching and empowering the lives of disadvantaged children by improving their access to the arts to not only build skills, but also boost confidence and wellbeing.

Jude Williams, Chief Executive of Literacy Pirates, said “We feel so grateful to partner with Empower London and be the recipients of funds from The London Festival. This will help us to fund our work improving the reading and writing skills of children who are falling behind in school and don’t have the same access to educational opportunities. We can’t wait for the festival.”

Each of these partnerships will be the start of a long-term relationship with the Foundation which will provide each charity with a consistent flow of funds to continue their important work in the community.

Marina Barros, an Empower London Trustee said, “We’re so pleased to be announcing our first three partnerships with such important and impactful charities. Empower London Foundation was started to give back to disadvantaged communities and break down barriers and these charities really align with our mission.

The London Festival is going to be an unmissable event, but most importantly it’s raising funds that will make a huge difference in the lives of people across Greater London. We can’t wait to pair up with more charities and keep working towards our goal of raising £150M for charitable causes over the next 10 years.”

Funds will be raised for the charities at Empower London Foundation’s two-week festival planned for 2023 which will be a vibrant celebration of the arts, music and culture which will showcase live musical performances, city-wide cultural events, and entertainment for the whole family.

To find out more about the Empower London Foundation and the London Festival, visit: https://empower-london.org and https://thelondonfestival.com