We’re working with Ingenuity, a UK-wide initiative, to support and develop entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities. Ingenuity supports social mobility by providing seed grants and mentorship to young innovators looking to start new enterprises.

Through our two-year partnership with Ingenuity, we are encouraging applicants to address one of three areas: improving health, building stronger communities and tackling climate change with their business ideas.

Applicants will be entered into a competition to be in with a chance to win significant investment and support. Shortlisted individuals and teams will work with a mentor, from our Nuffield Health experts, to create a business plan and pitch to a supportive and nurturing ‘Dragon’s Den’ style. The first application period is now open and four winners will be announced in May 2022 - Community Challenge Champion, Health Challenge Champion, Climate Challenge Champion and the overall Impact Entrepreneur of the Year 2022.

Brendan Street, Head of Charity at Nuffield Health, said, “We’re really excited to become a platinum partner to Ingenuity, and for the opportunity to work with, and support, young people from under-served groups to help bring their ideas to life and make meaningful impact in the communities in which they live. We are all too aware that health inequalities experienced in local communities across the nation, and we hope through this partnership, by nurturing tomorrow’s talent, we can help reduce these to build sustainable communities and ultimately a healthier nation.”