ABOUT UNLTDUnLtd 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. UnLtd operates a unique model by investing directly in individuals and offering a complete package of resources; from Awards of funding, to ongoing advice, networking and practical support. UnLtd supports individuals who have their ventures firmly rooted in delivering positive social change. The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (Harding and Harding 2008) found that there were 1.7m people leading social organisations in the UK. UnLtd resource community entrepreneurs to start-up; support those with more established ventures to scale up; and are committed to developing an eco-system of support to make it easier for those who need help to find it.
OUR THEORY OF CHANGE
UNLTD'S STRATEGYThe UK needs social entrepreneurs more than ever, so the sector needs to become an alternative system of support during these challenging times. With these changes in mind, we are working on a five-year strategy to bring people together in a common cause to inspire hope for the future and build people’s confidence to act. Over the years to 2015, we will be working with community entrepreneurs to encourage social capital in disadvantaged areas, which is crucial to create lasting change. We will be working with the social entrepreneurs who can grow their venture to major impact rapidly, to tackle the social challenges we face. And we will be building an ecosystem of support for social entrepreneurs, so that they find it easier to get the help they need to start up and thrive.