DO YOU HAVE A BUSINESS OR A BUSINESS IDEA WITH A SOCIAL IMPACT

Posted on April 15, 2011 by


Have you recently left the armed forces?

Have you started a business or have business idea with a social impact? Do you have a business plan based on extensive research? If so, you could be eligible to apply for The Big Venture Challenge.
 
 
 
What is the Big Venture Challenge?
 
The Big Venture Challenge is a competition looking to find the 25 most ambitious social entrepreneurs in England.
 
 
 
What do the Big Venture Challenge winners get?
 
Winners of the Big Venture Challenge will each get £25K grant and will then be able to apply for additional £50K – £100K grants if they can match this with loan or equity investment. In addition to the funding, winners also get access to an intensive programme of first class venture support, mentoring and connections designed to keep pace with the fastest growing social entrepreneurs.
 
 
 
Why are we doing this?
 
The Big Venture Challenge is being run by UnLtd – the foundation for social entrepreneurs, together with the Big Lottery Fund. Communities across England are facing increasing social needs as a result of public sector constraints. So this is why we are looking for entrepreneurs to deliver alternative solutions at scale in order to meet these increasing social needs.
 
 
 
How do I apply?
 
You can register your interest at http://www.bigventurechallenge.com/. Applications open formally on May 9th and close on June 30th. Full details, FAQs and timeline available on the website or email enquiries@bigventurechallenge.com.

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