A Community Referral Programme at a large scale
In the UK there are lots of opportunities which bring communities and businesses together. I am myself a strong believer in the power of economy to change lives at a large scale.
There are many businesses and entrepreneurs who give as much as they can give back to the community and inspire people. Why not giving the opportunity to more people and more businesses to work together and inspire more?
That is how I came with the idea of Underdog Stars: a community referral programme that will operate at a large scale - UK wide - and give the opportunity to support projects everywhere in the country. Underdog Stars is named after the powerful song of Alicia Keys "Underdog" and Stars because we all shine from within!
The UK businesses need support to be back again and stronger after Covid-19: there are several schemes in place and my ambition is for Underdog Stars to be one of them.
How does it work ?
Underdog Stars will be a facilitator and focal point for businesses and communities.
- Point of contact for businesses and communities
- Project Management support: Underdog Stars will help in the set up of projects and will do its best to help these projects to be compliant with the measures in place post-lockdown such as social distancing.
Example: As a Fintech start-up, you may need app testers and you were aware of a community center that needs to have more computers. You may be able to help each other.
What types of businesses/supporters could expect to be on board?
The list of businesses that could participate is not exhaustive and there are countless people who inspire through their businesses. The businesses could be at early stage - for example app development, recruitment or retail - and get maybe their first clients!
It could be women-led organizations/companies or companies which hired women in management positions. We all know that women are key to communities empowerment and development!
Artists are also welcome as well...Countless possibilities !!!
Does Underdog Stars will ask for fees? If there is an issue how does it work?
Yes and I need to be transparent on this point for you need to know more about how it works to support the project. Please do not hesitate to zoom in and hope it makes sense :)!!!
What's in it for you?
To launch Underdog Stars organization , two part-time project managers are needed. They will both do project management but one project manager will have a special focus on communities and the other one on business partnerships. There will be a test phase of 3 to 6 months to determine how it goes on a small portion of the UK territory like London.
After the test phase, the objective is to scale the project in the UK. Underdog Stars will test several potential options of scaling. These potential options could be simultaneous:
- Low-cost franchises that could be implemented per postcode (ex: SW1, N15)
- Memberships of existing charities/social enterprises
- Organizations of Local Councils (ex: Local Job Centre, Community Centre)
Pledging for Underdog Stars means that you will participate in communities empowerment at a large scale and a great human adventure. You will also have the opportunity to strengthen the UK economy.
Many Thanks for your help!!!