Resilient communities

Social entrepreneurs are working hard to respond to the challenges faced by people in their communities.

Yet in a climate of increasing inequality, lack of trust in decision makers and a tightening of public spending, many don’t feel empowered to create change in the places where they live.

This steady decline in public funding has added to the pre-existing social challenges in many vulnerable areas across the UK. To find solutions to these issues, you don't need to look far. The people with the innovation, passion, and community trust are already in the areas. It is vital that we harness the talents and skills of local people to create local solutions for local issues.

People have the ideas to help their communities

Solutions designed and led by people who have lived through the issues they are trying to solve are often the most effective.

In our 'Changing Places' documentary, made possible by players of People's Postcode Lottery, local innovators share their ventures, connections, and learnings from being a social entrepreneur in Brighton, Dundee, the South Wales Valleys, and North Staffs.

Where are we working?

Working with local social entrepreneurs we are building resilient and enterprising communities through supporting people to create their own solutions that improve the places they live in.

With support from the players of People's Postcode Lottery, UnLtd is working in:

  • Dundee
  • North Staffs
  • South Wales Valleys
  • Brighton

Additionally, in partnership with the Local Trust we are backing enterprising people with ideas to benefit their community in 19 Big Local areas. The 19 participating areas are:

London and the South East:
  • Bountagu Big Local, in Enfield
  • St James St Big Local, in Walthamstow
  • William Morris Big Local, in Walthamstow
  • South Bermondsey Big Local, in Southwark
  • Riverside Community, in Essex
  • Dover Big Local, in Kent
South West:
  • Par Bay Big Local, in Cornwall
  • St Peter’s and The Moors Big Local, in Cheltenham
  • Whitleigh Big Local, in Plymouth
Midlands:
  • Birchfield Big Local, in Birmingham
  • Palfrey, in Walsall
North:
  • Big Local Central Jarrow
  • Little Hulton Big Local, in Salford
  • Collyhurst Big Local, in Manchester
  • Sale West Big Local, in Greater Manchester
  • Barrowcliff Big Local, in Scarborough
  • Greatfield Big Local, in Hull
  • Tang Hall Big Local, in York
  • Keighley Valley Big Local, in West Yorkshire

Sound like you?

We're accepting expressions of interest for projects in Brighton, Dundee, South Wales Valleys, North Staffs, and from the Big Local Areas named above.

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.

Apply here

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