Fund title: UnLtd: support for social entrepreneurs

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Funding and mentoring for people setting up and developing a social enterprise. New: Thrive Accelerator for enterprises improving access to employment

Application deadline:


Fund description:

UnLtd provides support and small grants for people who are starting up or developing a social enterprise.

There are various packages of support depending on what stage the business has reached and what it will do. These include:

  • Do it Awards – to support people starting a social enterprise (small grant and one-to-one support and advice)
  • Grow it Awards – to support people developing a social enterprise (up to £15,000 and mentoring)
  • Spaces 4 Change – for young people with ideas to improve disused community spaces (up to £5,000 as well as support and networking)
  • Transform Ageing – a new programme for entrepreneurs in the South West with ideas to support people later in life
  • UnLtd Impact Fund –  a finance package to help social ventures grow their impact
  • Thrive Accelerator – a new programme to support ambitious social enterprises to scale up. People seeking to improve access to employment for those distant from the labour market can apply to be part of the first in-take. Deadline 27 March 2018

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