Try it

Our Try It award will help you on your first steps of testing out your idea. We’ll back you with up to £500, alongside a unique package of support including one-to-one coaching from a dedicated award manager (one of our local experts in helping social entrepreneurs to start and grow), training, mentoring and access to networks of other passionate people doing good.


What you get

  • Up to £500 funding
  • A package of support tailored to suits 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.
HisBe, the ethical supermarket, UnLtd Award Winners

Important information

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.

Supporting social entrepreneurs through covid-19


UnLtd supports those who are:

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

UnLtd cannot support ideas 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 ethnic, religious or commercial disharmony 

Sound like you?

Our Try It Award is currently by invitation only. We encourage social entrepreneurs who wish to apply for support to contact their Award Manager.

Application by invite only

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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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