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New grants for social entrepreneurs

School of Social Entrepreneurs Lloyds Bank

Thousands of pounds are up for grabs to help Social Entrepreneurs with new ideas, thanks to Lloyds bank and The School of Social Entrepreneurs.

The organisations have joined together to offer grants and necessary training to new and existing social enterprises, through  two separate programmes. The Start Up program provides support on how to set up a social enterprise and offers grants up to £4,000 and the Scale Up programme is offering ongoing support to expand and grow existing businesses with grants of up to £15,000.

The scheme will be delivered nationwide from October 2014 and for further information visit The School of Social Entrepreneurs website

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Social Enterprise Big Give Away

Big Issue Invest (BII), an independent subsidiary of the Big Issue, have made available £20 million to help grow social enterprise and social investment. Grants and loans from £50,000 to £1 million were made available. On the 16th October 2013 BII won the Charity Times Awards at Londons Lacaster Hotel. Nigel Kershaw, Chief Executive of BII said “We are extremely proud to be named social champion at these awards.” So far 160 Social Enterprises have received £20 million in funds. Social Enterprises are not for profit and re-invest all profits.

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