Social Enterprise Awards
Social entrepreneurship is a rapidly growing movement within the higher education (HE) sector and the University of Birmingham has been chosen as a pioneering partner for the UnLtd and HEFCE HE support initiative.
About the Awards
Through this initiative, the University of Birmingham will work with UnLtd to develop a support structure which places social entrepreneurship at the heart of the institution, as well as giving research staff and students the chance to start up a social venture.
Students, graduates and research staff will be able to apply for pots of funding to help their idea to become a sustainable social enterprise. These ideas can be however big or small as long as they aim to benefit the lives of others, whether it’s on a local or national scale. This is open to individuals and groups of up to three people.
Try It Award
For those not used to managing large sums of money or planning larger projects
Building entrepreneurial skills
Testing an idea
Length of funding
Do It Award
For those who have the potential to bring about social change
Already in the early stages of the project and are confident that it will work
Has developed the idea and considered the longer term implications
Those who have accessed the Try It Award, can be considered for a Do It Award as well, after exploring their idea.
Length of funding
Ideally twelve months, but has the flexibility to be from six to eighteen months for exceptional ideas
How to apply
If you would like to apply for a Social Enterprise UnLtd Award, please visit our Social Enterprise Awards application page.
Application Deadline: extended to Friday 28 March, 2014.
For more information
If you are a student or graduate (2013), please contact the Entrepreneurship and Innovation team at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a research member of staff who is interested please contact Catherine Mansell from Business Engagement at email@example.com