We’re really pleased to be opening applications for the second round of the Social Enterprise Support Fund in just under two weeks time, offering grants between £10k and £100k.
The fund’s aim is to support social entrepreneurs in England to get their social enterprises back on track, and particularly those working with communities that are recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The fund’s partners – Big Issue Invest, Key Fund, Resonance, School for Social Entrepreneurs and UnLtd, backed by the National Lottery Community Fund – are working towards a benchmark of more than 50% of grantees across the fund being disabled and / or from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background. They are also particularly encouraging applications from enterprises led by those with direct lived experience of the social issues they are trying to solve.
The final round opens at 1pm on the 28th February and will close for new applications and submissions on Thursday 24th March 2022. We advise you to start your application early so that you have plenty of time to get it just right and access any support that you might need.
Find out more about the criteria and how you can apply – sesupportfund.org.uk