The Addressing Imbalance Hackathon, brought to you by Good Finance and the Diversity Forum and supported by The Connect Fund managed by Barrow Cadbury Trust will take place in person on 12 September at Coin St Neighbourhood Centre, Waterloo. It will be a day to come together, collaborate and develop prototype solutions to the challenges diverse leaders are facing when it comes to accessing social investment.

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At Addressing Imbalance Live, we identified 3 overarching themes that if addressed, have the potential to really shift the dial and make an impact:

1. Think BIG: How do we measure progress and understand what works and what doesn’t?

2. Make SPACE: How can we tackle barriers to social investment?

3. Fund EQUITABLY: How can we increase funding to diverse communities?

Do you have an idea (big or small) that you think could tackle a challenge within one of these areas?

If the answer is yes, we want to hear from you! 

In teams we’ll develop ideas into solutions, coming away with prototypes that can be further developed into tangible actions to bring about positive change.

We want to hear from a wide range of people – social sector leaders from underrepresented communities who have applied for, explored or taken social investment; investors or funders who are actively committed to making social investment a more inclusive space; people whose work directly supports diverse leaders and champions a more equitable funding landscape and people who are passionate to share their idea to drive change!

We have limited spaces available to attend and are keen to have a diverse range of voices and expertise in the room. If you'd like to take part in the day please register your interest here or contact Olivia.

More information about the event is available here.