DO IT AWARDS

HELP YOU TO CREATE MORE POSITIVE SOCIAL IMPACT.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Over the next three years UnLtd has committed to three focus areas where we believe social entrepreneurs can make a big impact. If your venture is working within one of these focus areas, your award application is more likely to be successful.

UnLtd’s core awards are funded by the Millennium Awards Trust and are open to enterprising people tackling any social issue. Please do note that the open application process is competitive and we are currently able to fund less than half of those who apply for awards outside our focus areas.

Our focus areas comprise of Building access to employment, Developing resilient communities and Solutions for an ageing society.Find out more

DO IT SUPPORT INCLUDES:
To help you take the next step in your journey, we work with you to grow your plans and access the help you need from people who provide specialist support.
We work with a range of specialist advisors to help you tackle difficult challenges. This could include things like legal advice, financial planning or human resource issues.
We work with social entrepreneurs like you to secure resources (including finance) that will allow you to test new ideas, increase the impact of your venture and grow as an individual.
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:
About You
  • You have an idea that will create social impact
  • You’re passionate about making this happen
  • You’d like some help getting started
Your Idea
  • It can deliver positive social impact
  • It meets a clear social need
  • It has potential to become financially sustainable
  • It offers you a learning experience
What You Need
  • A package of support and funding tailored to suit you
  • One-to-one guidance from your UnLtd Award Manager
  • Specialist advice from relevant experts
  • Access to resources to help get you up and running
ARE YOU INTERESTED?
Each year we receive 1000's of expressions of interest so our Awards scheme is very competitive.
Please fill in our simple online form as carefully as possible.
Please make sure you have read the Award Criteria in the red box below carefully before applying.

Award Criteria >

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AWARD CRITERIA
We support individuals who are:
  • Aged 16 or over and living in the UK
  • The founder of the venture/organisation
To be eligible your idea must:
  • Have a real social impact
  • Fulfil a clear need and demand
  • Have clear outputs and goals
  • Provide a learning experience or opportunity
  • Beneficiaries must be UK based
Ideas and ventures are not eligible for an Award if they:
  • Are part of your paid employment
  • Involve political or religious campaigning
  • Involve activities outside of the law or against public policy, or anything that encourages ethnic, religious or commercial disharmony
  • Involve employing people other than yourself to carry out most of the work
  • Are mainly for people to achieve academic qualifications
  • Are to fund living expenses
Submit an Expression of Interest
Should your Expression of Interest pass our initial assessment you will be sent further application documents to complete along with a detailed breakdown of the application process.