About Us

Bootstrap’s core business is providing workspace to a diverse mix of tenants, supporting them to start up and grow. From bakers and brewers in the Bootyard to film studios and charities across the 3 buildings we operate in; Bootstrap boasts an eclectic mix of tenants here on Ashwin Street, Dalston.

Bootstrap was established in 1977 to support people to set-up their own businesses and improve employability skills. Bootstrap’s work in 2016 still echoes these original aims through our Enterprise Bootcamp programme, tenant networking and training events as well as a diverse programme across our community event spaces.

bee-garden-Local school children in the Bee Garden 2015

The demand for property in London, both commercial and residential, is on the rise and pushing up prices across the city. In order to continue providing workspace at a reasonable rate and supporting our tenant cohort we have created the ‘Bootstrap Fund’.

The ‘Bootstrap Fund’ is a subsidy pot to support some tenants who create social impact in line with Bootstrap’s values and charitable objectives. This allows tenants who are awarded the fund to thrive, not just survive, here at Bootstrap.

© Photography by Khris Cowley for Here & Now (fb.com/wearehereandnow)Dalston Roof Park 2016

Bootstrap has a clear set of aims and social impact measures, that are independently assessed, so we can track our progress.

Please explore the website to get a feel for the work we do and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or would like to say hello!