Cash and training on offer to new social entrepreneurs

March 31, 2017

Are you planning to grow an organisation that helps people in need? Are you running or starting up a project to create social or environmental impact? This support could be for you.

 The Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme, run in partnership with School for Social Entrepreneurs and jointly funded by Big Lottery Fund, is open for applications. The programme has three levels: Start UpTrade Up and Scale Up. Since 2012, this programme has supported 1,300 social entrepreneurs. In 2017-18, it will support another 260.

What's in it for you?

Whether you have just an idea, you’re already up-and-running, or you’re ready to scale, the programme will help you to grow your organisation for a year, by providing:

  • A learning programme
  • A grant of up to £10,000
  • Mentoring
  • A community of people who run social and environmental projects

How to apply?

For more information visit:

Taster sessions to showcase what the programme has to offer will take place in Glasgow on 7 April 2017 and Edinburgh on 18 April 2017. The deadline for applications is 26 April 2017 at 1pm.