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Social Entrepreneurs Programme

Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme

Are you committed to helping people in need or improving the environment?

We help people to start up and run social enterprises, charities and impact-led organisations.

Applications for the Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme 2020-21, run in partnership with School for Social Entrepreneurs, will open in early 2020. You can register your interest via the link below, if you’d like us to email you a reminder.. Register your interest now.

This programme supports you for a year with:

  • A learning programme
  • A traditional grant of up to £1,000, or a Match Trading grant of up to £7,000
  • Mentoring
  • Peer-support from a community of social entrepreneurs

There is no cost to you at any point.

This programme has three levels, for details of these go to the following page.

School for Social Entrepreneurs is a charity. Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland and Big Lottery Fund support us by funding every place and grant on this programme, because they are committed to supporting social entrepreneurs.

Want to know more Social Enterprise?

Are you unsure about the processes behind setting up and running a social enterprise? In collaboration with Action Hampshire, (who work closely with the School for Social Entrepreneurs), BVA are delivering an introductory course on Social Enterprise, in February 2019, which will outline the process of setting up a social enterprise, and detail the benefits of these organisations.

Please note: Basingstoke Voluntary Action work closely with the local community to raise awareness of grants and also assist with advice and guidance on applications etc. If you apply for this or any other grant, please let us know via email to enable us to understand what is being applied for. Also, if you are in fact successful in receipt of any grant please let us know to enable reporting of such funding locally.


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