Lloyds & Bank of Scotland at School of Social Entrepreneurs

This programme is for people who are starting up or looking to scale a social enterprise. The programme offers a fully funded year of learning and a grant to help you get started on a new idea or scale up an existing social enterprise.
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UnLtd is the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK and offers the largest such network in the world. UnLtd resources hundreds of individuals each year through its core Awards programme.

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Grant providers

There are lots of organisations, both local and national, that sometimes provide grants to social enterprises. There are usually specific criteria that you need to meet, such as an asset lock, a restriction on the use of profits/dividend payouts, and a commitment to using profits (or a percentage of them) to further the social mission. Always read the grant guidelines carefully before applying. Funding central is a free UK based resource listing thousands of grants across the country and is well worth a look!

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