The Impact Incubator is a partnership between Equal Equity and the National Youth Agency as part of an ongoing commitment to capacity build Black /POC Lead organisations within the youth sector.  

The Impact Incubator is offering 12 small-medium sized Black/POC led youth organisations the opportunity to be involved in a 6 month programme to develop and strengthen specific areas within their organisations.  The programme will include emersion within a community of practice and will offer sector support, training, mentoring and access to executive youth sector leaders to enable Black /POC lead youth sector practitioners.  The programme aims to build a fairer and equitable youth sector for all.  

The Impact Incubator programme will start in mid-October, with blended virtual and in-person sessions.  

Applications have now closed for the Impact Incubator Programme.

Our Impact Incubator Facilitators

We are pleased to be working with a fantastic array of facilitators to deliver the Impact Incubator programme. Find out more about each of them below.

Tony L Brown, known as “The Systems Guy”, is a Youthwork & Business Systems Strategist, Author, Speaker and Trainer. He is the Author of “Standard Procedure” – How to Systemise your Business, Reduce your Workload, Increase your Productivity and Become Profitable.

Ann Marie is safeguarding practitioner and has been a qualified social worker since 1996. She has worked for various local authorities on the front line, in management, Local Safeguarding Children Board Trainer, LADO, Safeguarding advisor to schools, school improvement advisor, Designated Safeguarding Lead trainer and Designated Safeguarding Lead coordinator.

Charlie Dark is a multi-faceted creative ,wellbeing founder of Run Dem Crew, an international acclaimed running group  which promotes well-being through running together and talking.Charlie is a true legend who’s mission to unite and inspire people. 

John established Get Grants in 2012 with the sole aim of helping charities and community groups to better manage and understand their fundraising efforts. With over a decade experience in the Charity sector, John is passionate about supporting small grassroots community organisations.

Heidi is a multi-award winning specialist in social enterprise and social impact. She received an MBE for Services to Innovation in Social Enterprise and to Impact Measurement in the 2020 New Year Honours. 

Karl George is a thought leader and internationally established consultant in governance. He is the Managing Director of the governance forum, working with boards and senior executives in the private, public and voluntary sectors with over twenty years’ combined experience in accountancy, business and strategic development. 

Ben is founder of Power The Fight, a charity which launched in January 2019 to train and empower communities to end youth violence. Between 2016 -2020, Ben was lead pastor at Emmanuel New Cross in South East London.

Cofounder of London Coworking Assembly, Bernie J Mitchell is well known for his special interest in teaching coworking spaces how to create thriving business communities through podcasting, seminars, events, skills, and workshops. 

Kofi is an expert in resilience and developing a business from the ground up, having started out at the age of 17 on the street after going against family expectations, he is now the brilliant mind behind Urban MBA.

Our Impact Incubator Organisations

We are pleased to announce that the below organisations have been successful in their Impact Incubator applications and will undergo the project over the coming months:

COVID-19 Readiness Level

Readiness Level


What does this mean?

** From 6th September 2021 we can confirm that the youth sector moves to GREEN in the readiness framework**

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