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Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Lloyds Banking Group Social Entrepreneurs Programme

Lloyds Banking Group is inviting applications to its Social Entrepreneurs Programme – a package of support to social enterprises that includes a learning programme, business mentoring and a grant. The programme is aimed at both start up social enterprises and existing social enterprises that want to trade up or scale up. The programme has three levels of support:

Start Up is aimed at people in need or improving the environment who are in the early stages of setting up a social enterprise, charity or impact project and need some support to get things up-and-running.  The programme could provide:

  • A free learning programme (14 learning days, spread over a year)
  • A grant of £1,000 (money you don’t pay back)
  • A support network
  • Mentoring

Trade Up is aimed at social enterprises that have been running for at least a year and are making at least £15,000 a year (total income, including trading, grant and donations). The programme could provide:

  • Free learning programme (14 learning days spread over a year)
  • Match Trading grant of up to £4,000
  • Support network
  • Mentoring

Scale Up is aimed at social enterprises ready to significantly scale up e.g. through social franchising, increasing geographical reach, or making a step change in impact by developing new markets or partnerships. The social enterprise, charity or impact project will have been running for at least two years and will be making at least £75,000 a year (total income, including trading, grant and donations). The programme could provide:

  • Free learning programme (14 days spread over a year)
  • Match Trading grant of up to £7,000
  • Support network
  • Mentoring

Applications are welcome from people from all backgrounds, including long-term unemployed, ex-offenders, and people with disabilities.

The deadline for applications to the programme is Wednesday 27th March 2019, at 12pm.

https://www.the-sse.org/lbsep/