You may already be full of ideas, energy and skills. But our Incubator Service helps develop your talents, with business planning and bid writing to help your charity or social enterprise win funding and contracts.

How it works

We give start-ups and community-based organisations the opportunity to expand on ideas, build networks, and become investment and bid-ready. This includes:

Discovery: An initial one-to-one meeting and report that looks at how your small venture is operating and identifies areas of strength and development.

Business Plan: A detailed overview of your key areas of activity, business and organisational development for up to three years, including a financial model.

Grant Funding & Social Investment: Supporting you with the submittal of a grant or social investment application to aid the delivery of your business plan.

Contract: Helping you submit tender applications for contract opportunities.

Related projects

We are supporting a number of exciting incubator projects across the North West. Click on the panels below to find out more...

Community Care Collaborative CIC

A new approach to Primary Care.

Community Care Collaborative CIC

AFC Liverpool

Bringing football back to the community.

AFC Liverpool
"Capacity has brought business skills and knowledge to my project and given me the firm foundations I need to make my dream a reality."
- Karen Sankey

Contact us

We are eager to speak to people about new projects so please use the form below to start the conversation.

Capacity: The Public Services Lab
Suite 3A,
Queen Insurance Building,
24 Queen Avenue,
L2 4TZ

Telephone: 0151 305 1045

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