We are UnLtd. We know social entrepreneurs offer some of the best solutions to loneliness, community resilience and our nation’s long term economic, social and cultural health.

We are committed to 50% of our Awards going to Black, Asian and minority ethnic social entrepreneurs, and/or disabled social entrepreneurs across our funding programmes.

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Essential financial support for social businesses recovering from COVID-19

Only available in England

Up to


Starting from



25 November 2021 - 21 December 2021


28 February 2022 - 24 March 2022

Our focus areas

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Building access to employment

We will create 3,000 jobs and training opportunities for people distant from the labour market.

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Developing resilient communities

We will work with at least 30 underserved communities, unleashing the power of social leaders to transform where they live.

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Solutions for an ageing society

We aim to find, fund and support innovative and sustainable solutions that can meet the needs of our ageing society.


Our tailored support


Our Awards come with funding to help you get started or get to the next stage of your journey. From £500 - £20,000, the funding might even simply help you to pay the bills.


If you're ambitious to scale your venture to create greater social impact, our ventures team can help find out if you are ready for investment. UnLtd offers investments from £50,000 either directly or through external partners.

One-to-one support

You'll work with one of our support managers. They'll provide support, offer coaching and advice, and act as your 'critical friend' to help you achieve your goals and become a stronger social leader.

Business and specialist skills

From marketing to finance, you’ll get the chance to build your business skills thanks to our experts and partners. We run workshops, learning sessions and accelerators to make sure you get the knowledge you need.

Understanding your impact

UnLtd can work with you and give you the tools to help better understand and measure the social impact you want to achieve. We'll then work with you to help you grow your impact and make a bigger difference.

Mentoring and pro-bono experts

We connect you with professionals who can provide specialist advice and help you develop. Our network of mentors and volunteers includes individuals across a range of industries as well as organisations such as Hogan Lovells, PA Consulting, Herbert Smith Freehills and Johnson & Johnson.


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Last year we backed 253 social entrepreneurs to develop their ideas and start up.


Through every entrepreneur we supported, 832 people’s lives were positively impacted.


Of social entrepreneurs feel valued and understood for the change they create.

Our impact

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