Spaces for Change

For 16-24 year olds up to £5,000 Cash Award & Support
Expression of Interest deadline: 30th October 2017

Spaces for Change (S4C) is a UK wide programme that will find, fund, support and connect young people aged 16-24 to start and run social ventures that unlock the potential of unused or under-utilised spaces for the benefit of the local community, especially other young people.
 
Awards will be available for young leaders consisting of up to £5,000 project funding, a dedicated award manager providing tailored support, cohort support, and peer to peer networking opportunities for sharing knowledge and learning.
 
Young people aged 18 – 24 will also have the opportunity to crowd fund alongside their award with support from
Spacehive. This will enable the young person to demonstrate tangible support from the local community for their idea, learn valuable skills, as well as increasing the chances of sustainability of the social venture.
 
Eligibility

  • Be between the age of 16-24
  • If over 18 be willing to crowdfund a minimum of £100 via Spacehive to support the sustainability of social venture
  • Live in the UK
  • Have an idea for a social venture that will unlock the potential benefits of unused or under-utilised spaces for the local community, especially other young people
  • Apply as an individual or an informal group of up to four people (with groups only the lead will complete the application form, the lead will also be responsible for the award)
  • Fulfil a clear demand and need, with clear outputs and goals

Next Steps: 
To apply for a Spaces 4 Change please go to
http://youngunltd.org.uk/looking-for-support/spaces-4-change/ and complete an Expression of Interest. 
The closing date for expression of interest is 30th October 2017.


UnLtd Grow It Award (£15,000 Cash Award & Support)
Expression of Interest deadline: 13th November 2017
You’re a social entrepreneur creating compelling impact and you want to scale.
 
The Grow It Award is for social entrepreneurs looking to scale their venture providing tailored support, access to workshops and networks, and up to £15,000 cash.
 
About you:

  • You have identified a social issue and developed a business model that works to solve it
  • You have already achieved a compelling performance in your venture
  • You are committed to delivering local, regional or national social impact at scale and have a track record of creating social impact.
  • You are experienced, ambitious and capable of growing your venture
  • You have a realistic growth plan to scale nationally or internationally
  • You are committed to working full time in your social venture

About your venture:

  • Your venture is ideally less than 5 years old
  • Your venture is dynamic and has been running for at least one year
  • Your venture is ready to grow to local, regional or national scale and has a logical and appropriate plan to deliver this
  • You have a compelling performance to date and/or a logical and appropriate plan for rapid growth to reach local, regional or national scale
  • Your principle objective for the year ahead is not to secure (significant) investment
  • Your venture targets beneficiaries predominantly based in the UK

Next Steps:
To apply for a Grow It Award please go to https://unltd.org.uk/grow-it-award and complete an Expression of Interest.


UnLtd Do It Award ( up to £5,000 Cash Award & Support)
Expression of Interest deadline: 13th November 2017
Do you have an idea to address a social or environmental issue?
We may be able to help with an UnLtd Do It Award:
 
What we look for in you:

  • You have an idea that will create social impact
  • You’re passionate about making this happen
  • You’d like some help getting started

What we look for in your idea:

  • It can deliver a social impact
  • It meets a clear social need
  • It has the potential to become financially sustainable

Our UnLtd Do It Award can offer you:

  • A package of support and funding tailored to suit you
  • One-to-one guidance from your UnLtd Award Manager
  • Specialist advice from relevant experts
  • Access to resources to help get you up and running
     

Next Steps:
To apply for a Do It Award please go to https://unltd.org.uk/doit and complete an Expression of Interest (EOI).  EOI’s can be submitted all year round.

For further information please contact:
Nuala Smyth, Award Manager
UnLtd
Room 112, City East Business Centre
Tel: 028 9094 1619 / 07545 933 816
Email: 
nualasmyth@unltd.org.uk