Dragons Den 2021 (Meet Funders, Pitch for Funding and Win Prizes) Sept 17, 2021

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17th September 2021
(Friday) 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Online (ZoomSphere)

You are no doubt familiar with the TV show Dragon’s Den, where wanna-be entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to a panel of successful business owners, with the hope of securing finance for their start-up. This is similar but with Grant Makers (Funders).

In 2021, our Funders’ Den will be held in cyberspace and six Black, Asian, multi-ethnic and refugee (BAMER) led charities and social enterprises can pitch to Grant Making organisations for a chance to win a pot of money.

At the event will be representatives from leading Trusts and Foundations such as: here are funders we had during our 2020 event. Trust for London, Tudor Trust, Esmée Fairbairn, BBC Children in Need, CommUNITY Barnet, Procressi Initiative, The Heritage Lottery Community Fund, and Comic Relief!

Funders from Dragons Den 2020

Applications to pitch live at the Dragons Den will be available from 2nd August and is open to AVOCADO+ Alumni and BAMER Led NonProfits. Please email us for Grant conditions.

Even if you are not pitching on the day, we will have raffles and prizes, so you could still be a winner.

More than that, all organisations that attend the Dragons Den will leave with the practical knowledge and confidence to secure funding in the future and build real resilience.


  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Funders Top Tips
  • Networking
  • Pitch to Win!
  • Audience voting / funders deliberate
  • Keynote Address
  • Raffle
  • Break
  • Message from previous winners
  • AVOCADO+ Graduation
  • Winners Revealed
  • Grants Awarded
  • Networking & End

Things to note:

The AVOCADO+ Accelerator Programme is a partnership between Money4YOU, Race on the Agenda and IOF Black Fundraisers-UK. It serves the most disadvantaged people in our society and equips them to move to the next stage in their development, giving them the tools, they need to survive and thrive.

Spaces are very limited so book now!

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