THROUGH OUR COMPETITIVE AWARDS PROGRAMME WE OFFER SUPPORT FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS AT VARIOUS STAGES OF THEIR JOURNEY

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR:

YOU'VE GOT AN IDEA:

You want to create social change, you have an idea for how to do it
You’re passionate about making this happen in your area
You’d like some support to start working on it and learning what works

We are only able to fund a limited amount of Do It Awards per year. This means the application process is extremely competitive and we are not able to provide individual feedback to applicants who do not pass the initial assessment stage.

YOU WANT TO BUILD YOUR VENTURE:

You lead a dynamic and successful venture that has been running for at least one year
You are ready to grow to a local or regional level
You need cash for your living expenses and one to one support

We are only able to fund 18 Build It Awards per year. This means the application process is extremely competitive and we are not able to provide individual feedback to applicants who do not pass the initial assessment stage.

YOU ARE READY TO SCALE FAST:

You lead an early stage social venture
You’re ambitious for rapid growth
You need cash for your living expenses and business support

We are only able to fund 15 Fast Growth Awards per year. This means the application process is extremely competitive and we are not able to provide individual feedback to applicants who do not pass the initial assessment stage.

YOU WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR AREA:

You live in a 'Big Local Area' and want to improve it
You know your community, the challenges and opportunities it faces
You want to gain skills and experience for yourself

YOU'RE UNDER 21:

You’re aged 11-21 with an idea to make things better
You want to challenge yourself to do something good for others
You’d like support from someone who can help you set up your idea

YOU'RE IN UNIVERSITY IN ENGLAND:

You’re a member of university staff, a current student or a recent graduate
You have an idea that will create social impact
You’re ready to try your idea, do it full-time or build it up

YOU'D LIKE TO RAISE CAPITAL:

You’re in the market for debt or equity investment
You’ve got a great team and ambitious growth plan
You’d like access to match-funding, investors and powerful networks

YOU'VE GOT A DIGITAL SOLUTION:

You want to create social change, using digital technology
Your company can take equity investment and is less than 2 years old
You’d benefit from incubation space and expert support from UnLtd and Telefonica

YOU WOULD LIKE TO COLLABORATE WITH YOUR PEERS

You wish to pass your experience and skills onto others
You believe in collaboration & the power of social entrepreneurs coming together for greater collective impact
You need a small amount of money to get your idea off the ground

You’ve got a great idea to tackle a social care issue

You have an idea for a product or service that prevents loneliness and social isolation among older people
You’re looking for support to start or scale up your social care venture
You see a way for your product or service to generate revenue that can cover its costs

SEDA Catalyst Awards

You have an established venture with great potential to make a real, positive social change
You need targeted support to grow and move your venture to the next stage of its development
You have a new market opportunity for your product or service but need support to access it
KNOW WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR:

Support for social entrepreneurs to scale up

Support for social entrepreneurs in higher education

Support for social entrepreneurs in their communities