Do It

This year we’ve seen a very high number and standard of applications from social ventures, particularly in England. As a result we have reached our capacity to support social entrepreneurs in this financial year. We are therefore not currently accepting Try It, Do It or Grow It applications in England.

Applications for these awards will reopen on Monday 1st April 2019.  

We are still open for applications if:

We look forward to receiving your future application. In the mean-time we have a number of online resources available in our learning area and run many free events for social entrepreneurs which we’d encourage you to attend.


Our Do it awards help make your idea for social change a reality.

You are a social entrepreneur who wants to create social impact. You’re ready to establish your venture and tackle an issue that you’re passionate about fixing. You’re dedicated to your idea and ready to make things happen.

We’re here to support you. Alongside giving you £5,000 to build your social venture, we’ll give you access to training and events, and assign you a dedicated award manager (one of our experts in helping social entrepreneurs to start and grow). The award manager will be there to coach you and support you to achieve your goals.

What you get

  • Up to £5,000 in funding 
  • A package of tailored support to suit you 
  • One-to-one guidance from an UnLtd award manager
  • Specialist advice from relevant experts
  • Access to resources to help you get up and running
  • Access to the UnLtd mentor scheme.

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Important information

Over the next three years UnLtd has committed to three focus areas where we believe social entrepreneurs can make a big impact. If your venture is working within one of these focus areas, your award application is more likely to be successful.

UnLtd’s core awards are funded by the Millennium Awards Trust and are open to enterprising people tackling any social issue. Please note that the application process is competitive and we are currently able to fund less than half of those who apply for awards that are outside one of our focus areas.

Criteria

UnLtd supports those who are:

  • Aged 16 or over
  • Reside in the United Kingdom
  • Willing to participate in a learning experience
  • Working to benefit people living in the United Kingdom

To be eligible you must:

  • Have a real social impact
  • Fulfil a clear need and demand
  • Have clear outputs and goals
  • Provide a learning experience or opportunity

UnLtd cannot support concepts or businesses that:

  • Are part of your paid employment where you are an employee 
  • Involve political or religious campaigning 
  • Involve activities outside the law or against public policy, or anything that encourages ethnicity, religious or commercial disharmony 

Sound like you?

You can submit an expression of interest using the button below. At this stage we’ll ask you to tell us a few details about yourself, the problem you’re trying to tackle, and your idea to achieve this.

Submit an application

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We accept applications from social entrepreneurs providing solutions to any issues. We also have areas that we are focusing on. We encourage social entrepreneurs tackling these focus areas to apply.

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Events

We host a series of events throughout the UK each year. From classes and conferences, seminars and workshops to networking events and training sessions.

Upcoming events

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