We provide specialist support for social entrepreneurs at the start of the journey to help them grow as social leaders. We combine cash and coaching to help nurture ideas and grow impact.
It doesn't matter what stage of development your social venture is at. It can be an idea on paper. Or a social venture in practice already. We can offer you awards from £500 to £15,000 across three separate startup packages.
Due to Covid-19 we are taking a new approach to award-making for the next few months.
Award Managers are working to identify current and past award winners whose businesses are put at risk, and for whom our support will make a real difference in this critical period. These entrepreneurs will be invited to apply for funding directly.
We have therefore chosen to close our portal for new applications for now, so we can focus our attention on those currently delivering impact.
For more details, please refer to our information on supporting social entrepreneurs through coronavirus. If you have any questions, please either contact your Award Manager, or use the chat support feature on the site.
Thousands of people work to improve their community and not just their bank balance. They act on a hunch. They start a social venture. And they tackle the problems they care about.
These are the people we support. Often they have first-hand experience of the problem they seek to solve. They want to create jobs, develop innovative products and services, and help others to live full lives.
We can support you if you are:
Your ideas and ventures are not eligible if they:
We provide three levels awards, designed to match your growth as a social entrepreneur. Many of the people we support progress through different stages of awards as their venture grows.
Our Try It award will help you on your first steps of testing...
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The Grow It award is for social entrepreneurs looking to grow...
We accept applications from social entrepreneurs providing solutions to any issues. We also have specific areas that we focus on. We encourage social entrepreneurs tackling these focus areas to apply.
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We host a series of events throughout the UK each year. From classes and conferences, seminars and workshops to networking events and training sessions.
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