Our mentoring programme connects social entrepreneurs with professionals who can help them to develop.
Mentoring is one of our most powerful tools. More than 70% of social entrepreneurs who accessed our mentoring support significantly increased their skills in business planning.
Our pro-bono partners offer specialist advice or services direct to our social entrepreneurs. This might be legal advice, or actual help to draw up their articles. It could be providing a service to help them file their accounts. The services are tailored and bespoke to meet the needs of our social entrepreneurs.
A mentor is a valuable resource for a social entrepreneurs. A good mentor can:
Mentors can be professionals with expert knowledge, or social entrepreneurs who have successfully grown their venture and want to help someone else trying to do the same.
We work with large organisations to develop bespoke mentoring programmes. Mentoring is a great way of developing employees’ skills and leadership qualities, giving them confidence in sharing their expertise. In the past, we have worked with Actis, Deutsche Bank and UBS.
Our mentor programme is available to all of our social entrepreneurs. We know that starting up and running any kind of venture can be a long and lonely journey. Having a trusted and experienced guide can make a real difference to your wellbeing and chances of success.
Contact your award manager to connect with a mentor.
We're always looking for new mentors to support our social entrepreneurs. If you want to join our network of mentors contact us today. For social entrepreneurs wanting to connect with a mentor please contact your UnLtd award manager.
We've worked with 800 mentors and volunteers to help social entrepreneurs.
We brokered over £1,800,000 of added pro-brono and mentoring support
of our social entrepreneurs improved their business skills after mentoring support.
"I see my mentor as a brilliant and smart business doctor: not always easy or enjoyable to talk to, but a really relevant, critical eye on my business"
“The fact that you are doing something for the benefit of somebody else, and not for the benefit of yourself, or for your business, gives a kind of inner satisfaction”
"My mentor has helped to build my confidence and I am genuinely grateful for his commitment to me. He has been a great sounding board and a great listener"