Impact Brixton has created a co-working space that is unique within the sector. We are conscience-driven and community-led. We aim to provide space, services and support to local business owners while at the same time inspiring and enabling them to create real social impact through the work they do.
Helping Brixton to Thrive
Impact Brixton is a Community Interest Company that provides over 6000 sq ft of much-needed co-working space for the community in Brixton, where affordable office space is lacking.
Now that many community-focused spaces in south London are closing due to increased rents, lack of funding and limited resources, Impact Brixton regularly receives requests for low costs flexible office spaces, meeting rooms and event spaces for early-stage projects involving local residents.
Impact Brixton provides flexible pay-as-you-go access to its space, virtual co-working services and network from as low as £29.99 per month – far lower than the typical starting price of £225 per month.
We provide much needed WORKSPACE in BRIXTON, where affordable office space is lacking.
We are helping Lambeth’s business owners and entrepreneurs make meaningful and fruitful CONNECTIONS.
We are providing EDUCATION and SUPPORT for Lambeth’s business community for positive social and economic impact.
We are a source of INVESTMENT and EMPOWERMENT by providing mentorship, training and experience to budding entrepreneurs in Lambeth.
A Hub for the Community
Our newest initiative is Impact Day. This takes place every Thursday, where we open our space for free to local individuals or organisations working on sustainable development goals. This allows us to facilitate a natural environment for collaborations, and give back to the community.
Impact Brixton University supports Lambeth’s entrepreneurs with weekly educational workshops designed to help them adapt and become more resilient through rapid technological and economic changes. Our members deliver these workshops as a way to give back to the community.
Impact Exchange is a programme that allows budding entrepreneurs from deprived social economic backgrounds to become members of the hub for a greatly discounted price. We provide mentorship, training and experience to our Exchange members who contribute to the running, management and marketing of the company. We currently have 11 exchange members, 9 of which are from the BAME community.
Why we do, what we do
Impact Brixton is a conscience-driven, community-led co-working space dedicated to creating real social impact. We provide space, services and support to local entrepreneurs while at the same time inspiring and enabling them to create real social impact through their work.
Through our rich social programme, we provide a diverse community of entrepreneurs, freelancers, creators and social changemakers with mentorship, training and experience, encouraging connection and collaboration to help give back to Brixton.
Impact Exchange allows budding entrepreneurs from lower socioeconomic backgrounds to become members of the hub for a greatly discounted price. We provide mentorship, training and experience to our Exchange members who contribute to the running, management and marketing of the company.
Our Five-Year Plan
Over the next five years, we aim to support ten thousand local small businesses owners as well as impact the wider community by providing affordable workspace, access to a network and free educational and empowerment programmes for business owners and entrepreneurs who support and impact our community.
We aim to make meaningful and long-lasting connections with other enterprises in the local community, working together to give back to Brixton.
The company was formed by Gerald Vanderpuye and Jenine Baptiste, both local black Brixtonians, to save Impact Hub Brixton from closure when its previous operator, the international Impact Hub organisation, decided to withdraw from Brixton. Kenny Akpan, also a local black entrepreneur, has joined as an additional director to help with the digital programmes.
The company is the only Black Owned coworking space in England. We are pleased to say more than 50% of our employees and volunteers are from a BAME background. The company is run by 20 members of the local community. The directors communicate weekly to this entire team on operational and strategic decisions so they can hold the board accountable.