Helping social entrepreneurs
raise investment to scale their work
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About the Big Venture Challenge
The Big Venture Challenge supports ambitious entrepreneurs with access to business support, powerful connections and match funding to help them raise investment and deliver social impact at scale.
In the past 3 years our ‘Big Venture Challenge’ has;
- Supported 100 social ventures to scale
- Provided £4.25m in grants which has leveraged £8.3m in external investment (debt and equity)
- Worked with 91 social investors
This year we are supporting 20 social enterprises and looking to attract £1m in social investment for them.
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