Deadline 27th March
A new accelerator for ambitious social ventures wanting to scale their impact
UnLtd have launched ‘Thrive’, a brand new three-year Accelerator programme which will provide intensive support to social ventures addressing ‘Access to Employment’ and wanting to scale up quickly. They are looking for 20 social ventures operating anywhere in the UK that are improving access to employment for those distant from the labour market.
Thrive is a unique and exciting programme which gives you the chance to grow your business, and ultimately deliver greater social impact. They are looking for ventures that can evidence traction in their market and can point to social impact being delivered.
What they are offering
Each successful social venture will receive six months of intensive 1:1 bespoke business support alongside additional pro-bono support from a number of flagship partners, such as UBS and Hogan Lovells. Support is tailored, but is built around:
- Business planning, financial modelling & strategic advice
- Raising capital
- Developing routes to market
- Accessing specialist advice
- Developing governance
- Evidencing impact and refining your theory of change
They are also offering the opportunity to secure up to £50,000 of repayable capital if it is appropriate for your growth plans.
Need more information and want to talk to a member of the UnLtd team?
Join them for a relaxed and informal drop in session so that you can hear more about the new Thrive Employability Ventures programme at UnLtd. Your chance to hear about the programme from a member of the Ventures Team and ask questions, speak to a participant of a recent Venture programme about their experiences, and network with other social ventures doing a similar thing to you.
Please register your interest through Eventbrite by clicking on the relevant links below:
Tuesday 6th March 1.30 – 3.30pm
Manchester Digital Laboratory CIC MadLab, 36-40 Edge St, Manchester M4 1HN
Tuesday 13th March 1 – 3pm
UnLtd, 2a Mill Street, Bradford BD1 4AY
Monday 19th March 1 – 3pm
The Business Clinic at Northumbria University 97 New Bridge St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2SW
How to apply
Expressions of interest are now open and the deadline to join the 2018 programme is Tuesday, 27 March 2018 at 11:59.
If successful, full applications need to be submitted by Tuesday, 24th April.
Interviews for shortlisted applicants will take place on 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 11th and 12th June.
The programme of support will run from 2nd July until 21st December 2018.