Launched to harness the excitement of London’s 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, arc is ensuring a positive, lasting legacy for local communities.
Focusing on tackling deprivation in some of the UK’s poorest communities, arc is supporting social enterprises to create 1000 jobs in the Olympic Host Boroughs by 2015 and a further 1000 jobs in West London by 2016. arc is planning to expand nationally from late 2013.
arc is a comprehensive support service for social enterprises connectiong them to business expertise, access to finance and supply chain opportunities.
arc is led and funded by founding partners BP, Deloitte and Visa Europe, and works with Social Enterprise UK as lead strategic partner. We are also supported by our Associate Partners CBS Outdoor, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer & InterContinental Hotels Group, and received development support from Olympic sponsors BT, Coca-Cola, GE, Procter and Gamble and Visa Europe.