ABOUT SUPPORT HUB

Welcome to Black Business Network’s support hub, powered by Lloyds Bank. We have created a directory of business resources and organisations that support Black and diverse entrepreneurs for the lifecycle of their businesses. The information has been curated by members of the Lloyds Bank Black Business Advisory Committee, providing a central hub to help navigate to useful information: from funding to mentoring.

We recognise this isn’t an exhaustive list, so should you have any recommendations  or information on organisations you think should be included, please contact us.

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LLOYDS BANK FOUNDATION OPENS ITS RACIAL EQUITY FUNDING FOR CHARITIES LED BY AND FOR BLACK, ASIAN, AND MINORITY ETHNIC COMMUNITIES.

This funding strand is now open and charities can apply for two-year unrestricted grants of £50,000 alongside development support.

LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PARTNERS TO SUPPORT BLACK ENTREPRENEURS

 
BBN

BLACK BUSINESS NETWORK

A corporate event and media company, designed to strengthen business connections, financing and knowledge in the black community. Hosting annual conferences, expos, workshops, and networking events; while bringing you the latest news and engagement on social media. Showcasing  talent, professionalism and business

MENTORING AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT - SUPPORTED BY LLOYDS BANK

 
School for entrepreneurs

SCHOOL FOR ENTREPRENEURS

SSE help 1,000s' people a year develop the skills, strengths and networks they need to tackle society’s biggest problems. In turn, they help 3.4 million people in need. We run courses that equip people to start, scale and strengthen organisations that make a positive difference. But we’re not a traditional school. Learning with SSE is inspiring, action-based and accessible.

We support people in other ways too, such as funding and mentoring.

SUPPORT NETWORKS LED BY BLACK COMMUNITY GROUPS

 
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BLACK BUSINESS NETWORK

BBN brings Black entrepreneurs together through networking events and an engaging online community. Aiding business owners in building strong professional and community relationships in unique, safe spaces for fun, supportive & inclusive debate; and knowledge exchange. 

Black valley

BLACK VALLEY

Community: We are a diverse and supportive community that champions black talent in technology
Mentoring: Black Valley runs a bespoke 8-week immersive mentoring tech programme

Project Exposure: Mentees will get practical project exposure to enhance their portfolio and CV

Coding black females

CODING BLACK FEMALES

We are a nonprofit organisation, and our primary aim is to provide opportunities for Black female developers to develop themselves, meet familiar faces, network, receive support and build relationships through having regular meetups.

MSDUK

MSDUK

MSDUK brings together innovative and high growth ethnic minority businesses with global corporations committed to creating an inclusive and diverse supply chain

UK black tech

UK BLACK TECH

UKBlackTech is an innovation group that is on a mission to make the UK the most ethnically diverse tech ecosystem in the world. To make this happen we need to see equity, transparency and representation at decision making level in tech.

ANGEL GROUPS & FUNDS

 
ADA ventures

ADA VENTURES

Bold Investment for overlooked founders and markets. Bold ideas are the ones that change the world. They're ideas that find something completely new, flip categories upside-down, or see the world from an entirely different perspective.

Our focus is to discover and build the possibility of these bold ideas, and provide investment to support the incredible founders behind them.

Whoever and wherever they are.

Cornerstone partners

CORNERSTONE PARTNERS

Cornerstone is an angel investment network focused on investing in businesses owned and run by black and diverse founders.

With this focus we aim to increase diversity in business and remove barriers to funding for individuals from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the UK business market today

Impact X Captial

IMPACT X CAPITAL

Impact X is a double bottom line venture capital company, founded to support underrepresented entrepreneurs across Europe.

Having identified an underserved and undersaturated niche of founders with compelling business models, Impact X sources uniquely differentiated deal flow to generate returns for investors.

DEBT FUNDERS SUPPORTING BLACK FOUNDERS

 
Lendoe

LENDOE