Right now, the COVID-19 emergency is having a dramatic affect on every facet of our lives, communities and economy.
During this pandemic we need hope, togetherness and trust, which amazing individuals and community groups are stepping up to provide. UnLtd will get behind these efforts by finding, funding and supporting social entrepreneurs throughout the UK who are serving our local communities and combating isolation.
We will also support social entrepreneurs whom we have invested in – who are already contributing so much to our society and economy - but have been most severely affected by COVID-19. UnLtd’s social entrepreneur investees are all SMEs and all serving vulnerable communities. We will get behind these social entrepreneurs and help them not just survive this crisis, but go on to thrive once more as our country recovers together.
Mark Norbury - UnLtd CEO
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We will create 3,000 jobs and training opportunities for people distant from the labour market.
We will work with at least 30 underserved communities, unleashing the power of social leaders to transform where they live.
We aim to find, fund and support innovative and sustainable solutions that can meet the needs of our ageing society.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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