Create Equity’s social mission is to make investment in the arts, social enterprise and commercial industries racially equitable.

What We Do

We devise, design and deliver projects and carry out research to address market failures in grant funding, impact capital and venture capital.

These activities include:

Funding

 

We create funding opportunities to support diverse founders, leaders and talent, harnessing their creative and entrepreneurial energy for a fairer and more cohesive society.

 

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Campaigns

 

Advocacy and knowledge sharing to make funders and investors aware of the causes of the racial funding disparities and to get their buy-in to fund equitably in the future.

 

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Consultancy

 

We provide advice on how to achieve and deliver racially equitable funding programmes. We also facilitate talks and write articles on the causes, extent and solutions to racially inequitable funding.

 

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Kevin Osborne

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR

Kevin Osborne is a social entrepreneur, who has spent the last 30 years as a leader, producer and developer in the arts and creative industries supporting BAME talent. His latest project is Create Equity, whose social mission is to make investment in the arts, social enterprise and commercial industries racially equitable.

The Create Equity 2031 campaign – a decade to change what should have changed decades ago.

After decades of under-investment, founders from racially diverse communities deserve to be funded fairly by grant funders, social investors and VC funds. By adopting the Create Equity 2031 Pledge, we’re asking signatories to commit to funding in proportion to the UK’s BAME population by 2031. We want to encourage government bodies, local authorities, public funders, trusts, foundations and major commercial sponsors to distribute their funds equitably. We’re calling for more accountability for fair funding and will challenge funders where they take no action. We ask funders to share their learnings with the wider world in order to make change visible, reframe the conversation and level-up the funding landscape.

Create Equity creates funding opportunities to support diverse founders, leaders and talent, harnessing their creative and entrepreneurial energy for a fairer and more cohesive society.

The Create Equity Fund (CEF) will invest in businesses embracing the potential of Britain’s diversity.

To support our mission we partner with various funders to facilitate a number of funding opportunities – be it grants, loans, or equity finance.

Advisors

Sam Barcroft
Founder, Barcroft TV

Sir Peter Bazalgette
Former Chairman, ACE

Althea Efunshile
NED, Channel 4 & former Deputy CEO, ACE

Fleur Emery
Founder, REALWORK

Siddharth Gupta
Managing Director, Financial Institutions Group – Corporate Banking

Lady Sue Hollick
Former Chair, ACE & philanthropist

Tom Ilube
CEO, Crossword Cybersecurity & NED, BBC and WPP plc

Gen Maitland-Hudson
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Social Investment Business

Babatunde Soyoye
Managing Partner, Helios Investment Partners

Supporters

arts council england
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social investment business loogo
Nesta funding

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