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Facilitating skill exchange in East London since 2014

Initiated by Echo, Loughborough University London and Hackney Wick & Fish Island Creative Enterprise Zone

The Match

Connecting skilled furloughed workers with small creative businesses for strategic and practical business support. Sign up below to offer or request support.

How does it work?

by Sarah Henderson
For volunteers…
  • Make a positive impact with your time
  • Grow your skillset and experience
  • Start with 1 hour, with longer projects available if you like
For businesses…
  • Access expert support across key areas incl. fundraising, marketing, HR and finance
  • Build your capacity and business resilience
  • It’s all for free

To start with, all support will be delivered in the format of a 1 hour call (on Zoom, or the platform of your choice). Where there’s scope for volunteers to deliver a bigger piece of support following the initial meeting, we warmly encourage you to go ahead and do it.

There’s no commitment and no catch – we’ll do our best to match you up, and will be on-hand to offer advice or support on making the most of this opportunity. The rest is up to you!

All support is offered on a completely voluntary basis and does not affect your rights as a furloughed worker.