BIG VENTURE CHALLENGE programme to scale your social investment

Helping social entrepreneurs
raise investment to scale their work

We support ambitious social entrepreneurs looking
to raise £50,000-£500,000

Big Venture Challenge Social enterprises in 2016

Interested in investing, or want to find out more?

Email bvc@unltd.org.uk

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.

Social entrepreneurs receive support from Big Venture Challenge programme

The programme is funded by the Big Lottery Fund. It began with a pilot in 2011 and continues with a new three year programme which started in 2013.

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.

 

View the 2016 winners     View the 2014 winners

View the 2015 winners     View the 2013 winners

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