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What’s a Hub? Interviews by intern Pia Behmuaras

Pia brought 4 weeks of energy, positivtity and creativity to the Hub, and we miss her very much.  She spoke with three Hubbers to learn more about what Impact Hub means to them. Come back soon Pia!  Thank you for…

Brixton’s Holiday Hunger Helpers.

In a city as prosperous as London, there are many people who cannot afford food for themselves, their families and their children. During the holiday period some children really do go hungry.  The summer holidays are a financial and mental…

Crowdfunding – The Dos & Don’ts of launching a campaign

Crowdfunding: easy peasy to set up, but how many lack-lustre campaigns have *you* seen?  Hub Storyteller Ann Storr spoke with Jes Bailey from Crowdfund 360 about what makes a successful campaign. Planning your crowdfunder:  A basic crowdfunder takes (roughly) 2…

Employment Law for Start-ups

Francis Adaji, Legal Executive, was our visiting expert on Employment Law for Danna’s amazing Business Help Desk.  Ann Storr writes up some key learnings Most Employment Law suits are filed as a result of due-process not being followed.  Whether or…

The Windrush Generation: what next?

The Windrush Scandal continues to affect many citizens of the UK, and in particular Lambeth.  Hub Storyteller Ann Storr met with the Diaspora Support Network and Lambeth Law Centre to hear a few of the stories behind the headlines and…

“I’m gonna be a volunteer round here …” – the 1st Open Project Night Community Fair

Impact Hub Brixton held its first Community Project Fair on Monday 30th April, Hub Storyteller Ann reports.  15 community projects came to pitch their projects, explain their mission and seek help bringing their community vision to life. Joe Duggan and…

Trader stories: Staying afloat on Atlantic and Station Roads

Network Rail have closed many businesses located in the arches under Brixton train line, first on Atlantic Road and now Station Road.  The structures needed work, but as Brixton changes rapidly, the fear is that businesses that have served generations…

Connections, friendships and support: growing your business at Impact Hub

Being a Hubber has many benefits, we like to think.  Hub storyteller Ann Storr met with some Hubbers, new and old, to see how being part of the Impact Hub community has helped their businesses grow and make change. Spiral…

Brixton Green rejected: Why and what next?

Brixton Green is the community organisation trying to bring a development of affordable, community-managed housing to Brixton.  Manned entirely by volunteers, Brixton Green have worked tirelessly on the project for over 10 years.  Recently, Lambeth council decided to reject the…