Grants available: up to £ 8,000 (start your business) and up to £18,000 (scale your business)
Application closes: 31 March (applications assessed quarterly)
Who is the funding for social entrepreneurs
This support includes grants and investment, as well as one-to-one coaching and guidance, mentorship and legal advice opportunities. The funding covers two scenarios:
1. Starting your social business: UnLtd can support people from the early stages of forming an idea to those who have been trading for under a year, whether or not you have already established your organisation. This includes exploring ways to increase your impact, establish your financial sustainability and grow as a social leader. Grants available up to £8,000.
- Healthy Ageing – over the next five years we want to improve the health and wellbeing of 135,000 marginalised older adults in the UK and reduce health inequalities.
- Access to employment – you have a business idea aimed at helping people into good jobs and meaningful employment, particularly those who are currently denied those opportunities.
- Are 16+ years old.
- Living in the UK.
- The founder of the social venture.
- Looking for funding for a one-off or short-term project where there is limited potential for a sustained and longer-term impact.
- Requests for support which are predominately for the individual to undertake academic qualifications or overseas travel.
- Individuals who plan to employ others to undertake most of the work on their behalf.
- Has the potential to be a financially sustainable social venture or a real prospect to grow with our support.
- Can demonstrate a clear need for your idea or social venture.
- Is driven by its social purpose.
- Needs our financial and non-financial support to make it happen.
- Is predominantly focused on having an impact on people or places outside the UK.
- Incorporated for over four years at the time of application (Companies House or Charity Commission registration).
- Had a turnover of over £250,000 in their last financial year.
- Involves political or religious campaigning.
- Involves activities outside of the law, against public policy or anything which encourages ethnic, religious or commercial disharmony.
- Social ventures whose focus is predominantly on raising awareness of social issues