Supporting Entrepreneurs in Tower Hamlets

Client: Get Started East
Task: Development Working Business
Skills: Training Skills
We're delighted to be working at a local level to help grow and support the local business community.

Get Started East is a joint initiative between three housing associations – Poplar Harca, Tower Hamlets Homes and Swan Housing and GSE Launchfunded by the Swan Foundation. We are working with the London Small Business Centre to offer small business loans to budding business people in Tower Hamlets, boosting enterprise.

The launch event saw representatives from the business community, social housing providers, residents, lenders, press, entrepreneurs and people seeking business advice, gather to mark the start of this exciting microenterprise development project.

The funding will support Tower Hamlets residents progress new businesses ideas, or businesses that are less than two years old, with small loans.

Average loans will be between £3,000 to £5,000, higher if needed and recipients will receive expert support from business mentors, free training and be able to connect to business networks.