Dragons Den 2022

10th Anniversary Celebration and Special Awards Ceremony

16th September 2022 from 6pm  In Person (Central London) + Online

We are thrilled to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of our annual Dragons Den on September 16, 2022 from 6pm.

Funders and attendees will also get the opportunity to network, win raffle prizes and be inspired to continue the invaluable work of serving the most underrepresented members of society.

To mark this special milestone, we will be making 10 special awards during the event to celebrate the work being carried out by BAMER led nonprofits, whose operations are judged to be outstanding by their service users.

The event will be a hybrid – face to face and virtual, so that grassroots organisations from around the country can join in, after which we will have a party with a live DJ and Afro- Caribbean inspired food and drinks.

BAMER Concession are subsidised tickets are for people who lead or work with Black, Multi-Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) organisations or very small charities. Standard are open to all.
With grateful thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund for contributing to this.

BAMER Concession are subsidised tickets are for people who lead or work with Black, Multi-Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) organisations or very small charities. Standard are open to all.

With grateful thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund for contributing to this.

1) Book your place and receive a pitch application link by email

2) If you want to pitch, complete and return the application form by 23:59 on 7th August 2022

3) If shortlisted, record your video pitch by 23:59 on 17th August 2022

1) Book your place and receive a pitch application link by email

2) If you want to pitch, complete and return the application form by 23:59 on 7th August 2022

3) If shortlisted, record your video pitch by by 23:59 on 17th August 2022

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Pitching at the Dragons Den Event

We are grateful to Arts Council England, BBC Children in Need, Comic Relief, CommUNITY Barnet, Edge Fund, Esmeé Fairbairn Foundation, The National Lottery Community Fund, The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Matrix Causes, The Pocressi Initiative, Prism The Gift Fund, Trust for London, The Tudor Trust, UK Community Foundations and others, for their support at the event over the years.

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UK Community Foundations

At the event, Grant Makers will be invited to hear and judge funding pitches by Black, Asian, Multi-Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) led nonprofits. In tandem, an audience, consisting of representatives from grassroots organisations would be asked to vote for their favourites. This year, we hope to award grants to at least five organisations, from £10,000 per organisation.

You can just attend or you could pitch YOUR funding idea to Grant makers and an audience of your peers, for the chance to win up to £10,000. You could be one of at least five lucky winners this year!

Once you book, details of how to pitch will be sent to you in your confirmation email.

Get Your Ticket

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Money4YOU’s Dragons Den – Pitching Terms and Conditions (Click to show)

  1. How to enter
    1. Applications must be made using the online application and before 23:59 on 7th August 2022. Applications not made in this way may not be considered.
    2. Money4YOU reserves the right to grant special permission for an alternative pitch application method on a case-by-case basis.
  2. Eligibility for entry
    1. Open to Black, Asian & Multi-Ethnic, Refugee (BAMER)-led organisations (70% of your trustees and 50%+ of your organisation must BAMER-led), and are BAMER HUB Full Members on BAMERHUB.COM
    2. The entering organisation must be a UK registered nonprofit and have at least three committee or board members.
    3. The entering organisation must be able to supply a valid Charity Commission or Companies House registration number, and its governing documents.
    4. The entering organisation must have a valid booking for the 2022 Dragons Den event.
    5. Must have attended the AVOCADO+ Accelerator Programme or be willing to attend from October 2022. For more information visit money4you.org/avocadoplus
    6. If selected to pitch, they must attend the 2022 Dragons Den event in person or online
  3. Choosing a winner
    1. Money4YOU will shortlist up to five organisations to go through to the final round.
    2. If selected for the final round, organisations will be expected to submit a pre-recorded video by 23:59 on 17th August 2022 no longer than five minutes in length.
    3. Money4YOU reserves the right to deny the grant to the winning organisation should they not meet the entry criteria or if Money4YOU has concern over the conduct of the organisation.
  4. The prize
    1. The prize is a cash grant (minimum £5,000) to be announced at the Dragons’ Den event on 16th September 2022
    2. Money4YOU reserves the right to change or withdraw this prize without notice.
    3. Further conditions may be placed on the prize following the receipt and review of the entering organisation’s application
    4. Winners will be required to submit a half year report and a video detailing the difference the grant has made
  5. Limitation of liability
    1. Insofar as is permitted by law, Money4YOU, its agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize. Your statutory rights are not affected.
  6. Data protection and publicity
    1. Money4YOU is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and will use your personal information in accordance with these Terms and Conditions and Money4YOU’s Privacy Policy which is available on our website: money4you.org/privacy
    2. By entering, you agree that any personal information provided by you with your entry may be held and used by Money4YOU or its agents and suppliers to administer the competition.

Special Awards

Small nonprofits make up a majority of the third sector and most BAMER-led nonprofits fall within this group.

At Money4YOU we are committed to highlighting and celebrating the achievements of these organisations as part of our ongoing support of the vital work they do.

Our 10th Anniversary Awards are based on Money4YOU’s four core values: Integrity, Inspiration, Intelligence and Interaction. Below, we set out what each of them means to us and invite you to vote for an organisation in each category that you believe most reflects that value in their work.

Cast Your Vote!

There are Four Categories and Each Award has 3 nominated Organisations. Click on the logo you think should win for each. You will need to add your details below to submit your votes.

Limited to one vote per person. If votes are suspected of being obtained dishonestly in the option of Money4YOU’s, and at its discretion, they may be removed without notice.

Sponsorship

We are accepting sponsorship for this event. Why not join us as a gold or silver or sponsor. The event will be attended by key influencers, Grantmakers, corporate organisations and senior charity representatives. Your presence and support would help support the diverse range of BAMER organisations who contribute to the prosperity and wellbeing of the most vulnerable and marginalised members of our society.

Platinum Sponsorship Level

Exhibition table at the event
Company name and logo included on all materials (examples might include programs, flyers and social media platforms)
Social media shout out after the event
Logo and name featured here on the Money4YOU.org website and email newsletters
10 tickets to the event

Gold Sponsorship Level

Logo and name featured here on the Money4YOU.org website and email newsletters
5 tickets to the event