Elevate is a fully-funded programme of advice, guidance and practical support for small businesses, sole traders, freelances, social enterprises and charities in Waltham Forest. Whether you’re recovering from the pandemic, scaling up and building for the future, or exploring a brand new business idea, we’re here to help.

Hear from our wide range of speakers, get personalised, expert advice on your business, and start building your network of like-minded businesses below.

Start-up and young businesses (0-3 years)

Designed to support anyone in the first three years of business ownership with seminars, workshops and practical help. Whether you are starting up or evolving your business model, this programme will ensure your plans are robust, resilient and sustainable.

To be eligible your business must be based in Waltham Forest, employ less than 50 people, and be less than 3 years old.

Growing Businesses (3+ Years)

This programme helps growing businesses to identify and seize new opportunities, generate new sources of finance, and access new markets while instilling long-term sustainability and resilience into their organisation.

To be eligible your business must be based in Waltham Forest and employ less than 50 people. Your business should be more than 3 years old and have an aspiration to grow.

The Elevate programme is delivered on behalf of the London Borough of Waltham Forest by CRATE Places UK Ltd and Newable Ltd.

Please email elevate@crateuk.com with any questions about our Start-Ups and Young Business Support (0-3 Years) programme, or walthamelevatetogrow@newable.co.uk with any questions about our Growing Businesses (3+ Years) programme.