16/05/2012 - Lloyds Banking Group Social Entrepreneurs Programme - Notice of Imminent Deadline
The Lloyds Banking Group Social Entrepreneurs Programme is intended to support 750 social entrepreneurs from across the UK to start or scale-up their projects.
The programme comprises the following support strands:
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.
Scale Up - For established organisations that 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 package breaks down as follows:
- There will be 130 'Start Up' grants of £4,000 awarded and a place on a Start Up SSE learning programme delivered in eight UK locations.
- There will be 20 'Scale Up' grants of £15,000 awarded and a place on a Scale Up SSE learning programme delivered at SSE headquarters in London.
Additionally, the 'Lloyds Banking Group Social Entrepreneur of the year' award will be given to a Scale Up applicant who demonstrates outstanding potential. The award includes a place on the national Scale Up SSE learning programme and a grant of £25,000 to scale their organisation.
Both the 'Start Up' and 'Scale Up' courses use the key components of the SSE's learning methodology:
- Action Learning
- Witness Sessions
- Expert Sessions
- Project Visits
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 28 May 2012 (10am).
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Source: the-sse.org, 15/05/2012
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