Expert Impact Mentoring Service

Following in the footsteps of London, Manchester and New York, iSE is delighted to be working with charity Expert Impact to bring their free mentoring service to social entrepreneurs in Birmingham.

Expert Impact accelerates the impact of social entrepreneurs by connecting them with world-leading business experts for free advice and mentoring.

Social entrepreneurs looking for business advice can ‘borrow’ an Expert, for free, to help them solve their challenges and scale faster.

Experts include the founders of Pret-a-MangerJohn FriedaMumsnet and many other leading companies. Browse all the experts here.

More than 200 charity and social enterprise leaders have used the service to date including Change Please, a coffee company that trains and employs homeless people as baristas; Harry Specters, a luxury chocolate company staffed by people with autism; and OLIO, an app connecting neighbours to combat food waste.

 How to Apply


The online application form should take you around 10 minutes to complete.

Follow this link to apply.

Please scan the form to consider what information you will need before you start, or read the FAQs about the programme and how to apply. Your progress cannot be saved so the form has to be completed and submitted in one visit.

If successful, you will be matched for an hour of one-to-one mentoring from one of our business experts.

For your application to be successful you must be running a charity or social enterprise that makes a positive impact in one or more of the following areas: education, healthcare, the arts, scientific research, poverty alleviation, the environment.

You are required to state a specific business issue you would like help with.

Successful ventures will be past the concept stage and will be either considering scaling or already in the process of doing so.

Once you have submitted the form, a member of our team will get in touch. We look forward to receiving your application.

Apply now!