Funding to Transform Employment for Disabled People: Grants for Social Entrepreneurs – 1st August 2018 (UK)

Transforming Employment for Disabled People is a new partnership between UnLtd and Scope. The collaboration is being launched against a background of steadily falling unemployment, but not everyone who wants to work can gain appropriate, meaningful employment.

There are two levels of support available:

Do It awards for those starting up as social entrepreneurs who are ready to establish a venture to tackle an issue that they are passionate about fixing. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to help to build the social venture together with one-to-one guidance from an UnLtd award manager, specialist advice from relevant experts and access to the UnLtd mentor scheme.

Grow It awards for those looking to expand their impact. Grants of up to £15,000 can cover personal expenses to allow applicants to work full time on their venture, access to workshops and masterclasses, 2 months mentoring and tailored support from an award manager and connections to investors, corporate partners and other successful entrepreneurs

To be eligible for funding the proposed work must:

  • Have a real social impact
  • Be focused on improving employment or employability outcomes for disabled people
  • Fulfil a clear need and demand
  • Have clear outputs and goals
  • Provide a learning experience or opportunity
  • Beneficiaries must be UK based

Expressions of interest are now invited via the UnLtd Application Portal and must be received before August 1st 2018.

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