The Ingenuity Programme exists to tackle the UK’s major social and environmental challenges through the creation of impactful new start-ups.
Rooted in the concept of civic entrepreneurship the programme brings together students, graduates, community organisations, universities, local government, corporates and the third sector to develop new start-ups that can create meaningful and significant impact.
“I’ve been there – I know what it’s like to be in that kind of situation. And I want to be there for them.”
Powered by her own lived experience, our 2022 Impact Entrepreneur of the Year Keasha Kellam founded Honour Thy Woman, a community support group in that supports domestic abuse survivors in the local area.
She joined the Ingenuity Programme earlier this year, with the aim of building her business knowledge and skillset to turn the volunteer-led group into a financially sustainable social enterprise.
We were delighted to welcome Nuffield Health as Ingenuity’s Platinum Partner for 2022 and 2023. As part of our joint commitment to drive social mobility through social enteprise, Nuffield Health have supported the Class of 2022 at each step of their journey, including mentoring, leading tutorials, joining drop-in sessions and providing vital funding to our most impactful businesses. Charity and Medical Director for Nuffield Health, Davina Deniszczyc, reflects on our first 12-months of partnership and impact.
Ingenuity’s programme of skills and training activity is delivered by colleagues at the Haydn Green Institute and a range of innovative, creative organisations. Fulfilling our commitment to raise awareness of the importance of civic entrepreneurship, Ingenuity brings together business and impact experts from across higher education, the public and third sectors, as well as corporates and SMEs.