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Social Entrepreneurs Programme Invites UK Applications for 2015

The Lloyds Banking Group is accepting applications to its School for Social Entrepreneurs Programme which will begin in October 2015.

Entering its penultimate year, the Social Entrepreneurs Programme aims to support start up social enterprises or those who want to scale up their projects.

The programme is open to social enterprise organisation which will create social change in the UK. Existing organisations that are under two years old must have an income of less than £25,000 per year and no permanent staff.

The programme offers a place on a fully funded year of learning in different locations around the country. A grant of £4,000 is available to start up a social enterprise or £15,000 to scale up an existing social enterprise.

Applicants can apply to either of the following:

  • Start Up - For those who are in the early stage development of a project or organisation. This programme will support personal development and business skills development to help turn projects or project ideas into a reality.
  • Scale Up - For established organisations that are looking to take their operations to the next level. This programme will equip applicants with the tools to develop their enterprise further and maximise its social impact.

The 2015 programme is being delivered in 12 locations in England. There are no catchment areas and only 14 contact days which means that anyone who is willing to travel to one of the following locations may attend the programme.

The following locations will be running a Start Up programme. Liverpool and London will run a Scale Up programme in addition to the Start Up.

  • Bristol
  • Cornwall
  • Durham
  • Edinburgh
  • Hampshire
  • Ipswich
  • Leeds
  • London
  • Midlands x 2 (Birmingham and second location to be confirmed)
  • Liverpool
  • Plymouth

The programme is running taster sessions to provide information and guidance on applying to the programme. These sessions will be held in the locations listed above in February and March. Information on the sessions and how to book a place can be found on the programme's website.

The deadline for applications is 2 April 2015 (3pm).

Full details can be found on the School for Social Entrepreneurs website

Source: School for Social Entrepreneurs, 04/02/2015

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Please note part of the grant can be spent on covering travel expenses.

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