Lloyds Banking Group has launched a new round of its Social Entrepreneurs Programme which aims to support community-focused business people across the UK to start or scale-up their projects.
The programme consists of: Start Up – for those who are in the early stage development of a project or organisation. This programme will support personal development and business skills development to help turn projects or project ideas into a reality; and; Scale Up – for established organisations which are looking to take their operations to the next level. This programme will equip applicants with the tools to develop their enterprise further and maximise its social impact.
The support available breaks down into: Start Up grants of £4,000 awarded and a place on a Start Up SSE learning programme; and Scale Up grants of £15,000 awarded and a place on a Scale Up SSE learning programme.
Individuals who are leading or planning to set up a project or social enterprise organisation which will create social change in the UK may apply. The deadline for receipt of applications is 3pm on April 3 2014.