our  values
Bootstrap was established in 1978 as a charity to support people to set up their own businesses and improve employability skills, and it has operated in Dalston since 1980. 
Over time the activities grew to include the provision of managed workspace and we are now home to more than 100 organisations, including small businesses, creative and social entrepreneurs, charities and start-ups.
Throughout 40 years of change, we remain a charity. We look to offer support to our tenants to grow into sustainable businesses and to be socially enterprising, and we empower young people by arming them with skills, knowledge, tools and a network to succeed professionally.

Our Values

Charity Support
We provide office and workspace to a number of established charities that have offered services to Hackney residents for over 25 years. We support these organisations with subsidised rent, free event spaces, and fundraising support.
Tenant Support
Bootstrap offers practical support to tenants with business development, convenient lease options, use of event and exhibition spaces, and financial support for development.
Enterprise Programmes
Bootstrap Charity runs a series of programmes for young entrepreneurs that want to develop their own businesses and social enterprises. We recruit tenants as business mentors and coaches, and provide tailored support for the young people.