AVOCADO+ is a one-year accelerator programme offered to 20 Black, Asian, Multi-Ethnic & Refugee (BAMER) led charities and social enterprises. The one-year course supports six areas: financially fitness, operations, impact, effective leadership, networks, and awareness. This is based on research carried out by the Charities Aid Foundation on the key components for resilience and sustainability, essential for smaller non-profit organisations.
Qualifying organisations will be invited to register as applications are received, on a first come first served basis until available spaces are filled.
Open to very small charity or social enterprise (receiving less than £250,000 annual income with at least one founder of either Black, Asian, Multi-Ethnic or Refugee (BAMER) origin.
The accelerator programme is the only one its kind in the United Kingdom:
- Qualifying groups receive intensive capacity building and consultancy support which enables them to achieve sustainable growth and to successfully raise funds for their work.
- It is facilitated by consultants with extensive experience of working with BAMER organisations.
- It offers a mix of training, governance, finance, coaching and income diversification interventions.