Supporting you through your application – Social Enterprise Support Fund

As you many have seen in recent news, we are delighted to be delivering the Social Enterprise Support Fund along with four other partners, supported by The National Lottery Community Fund.

Due to the short window for application, we wanted to provide some additional support which will help answer or begin to answer some key questions you may have.

Within this fund, UnLtd are committing 50% of our grants to Black, Asian, minority ethnic and/or disabled social entrepreneurs. We also have a particular focus on supporting social ventures led by those with lived experience of the issue they are working to solve.

We are providing the guidance video below, recorded by Kisha Bradley, a fellow social entrepreneur and founder of Bright Box Makerspace. She leads you through the application process, and the key parts applicants will need to pay attention to for assessment. To access this video, please click the link below:

Social Enterprise Support Fund Guidance video 

*This video is captioned with subtitles - just click on the CC icon at the bottom of the video to show these*  

We hope this helps you to understand whether this support might be suitable for your work. We are committed to ensuring it reaches those most challenged by the impact of COVID-19. We wish you well in your important work and hope you can access the support you need. 

For further information on the application and how to apply, please visit

The first round of applications close on Monday 20 July, however this is subject to change.


Updates since blog was originally posted: 

The second round will open on Thursday 13 August and the third and final round will open on Thursday 10 September.

Since the fund was opened, there has been some updates to the guidance. For full information, please visit

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