Do you want to change the world?


Social innovation, community and collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. That’s why we created our social incubator, inc

inc. is part of our drive to develop innovative and sustainable ways to drive change across our communities, to invest in their future through a range of initiatives that improve life chances and remove barriers.

We want to inspire, connect and enable the social entrepreneurs who dream of making a difference and want to change the world for the better. It’s for those who dare to innovate and care enough to make it happen.

If that’s you, we want to help transform your vision into a business that can have a real impact on the things that really matter. With unrivalled insight into our communities and customers we can provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to take your ideas to the next level, with a focus on supporting you to understand the mechanics of running a successful business and how to deliver real change.

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Our programme

Our unique programme will draw on the benefits, resources and expertise of a highly successful and established social organisation and its people:

  • A strong core syllabus covering all areas of business development, growth and ethics
  • An opt in syllabus which you can use to strengthen areas you wish to develop
  • Mentoring and coaching to support personal growth
  • Offices/ digital spaces offering a workspace for you to work with others
  • Access to funding and investment
  • Opportunities to gain insight to shape your business from our 90,000 customers across our communities
  • Benefit from expert advice and support from our colleagues and partners
  • An entrepreneurial community of peers to collaborate with and provide support
  • Alignment to the Aster Group brand

Why Choose Aster?

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...and those we work with


We are opening the programme to businesses which focus on addressing or supporting one or more of the following areas and are particularly keen to hear from Aster customers or people who live across Aster communities:

  • Homelessness: Everybody should have a home
  • Into Work: Supporting people into employment
  • Financial Inclusion: Financial wellbeing for all
  • Mental wellness and resilience: Supporting the mental health of our communities
  • Independence in later life: Enabling independence and reducing social exclusion
  • Sustainability: Driving environmental change
  • COVID 19: Innovation for the future

Use the form below to express an interest and get details about applying.

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