Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation

Lloyds Bank backs social entrepreneurs

Lloyds Banking Group has launched the 2015 round of its Social Entrepreneurs Programme which aims to support community-focused business people across the UK to start or scale-up their projects.

The programme comprises the following support strands:

Start Up: For those who are in the early stage development of a project or organisation. This programme will support personal development and business skills development to help turn projects or project ideas into a reality. Successful applicants are awarded grants of £4,000 and a place on a Start Up School for Social Entrepreneurs learning programme.

Scale Up: For established organisations that are looking to take their operations to the next level. This programme will equip applicants with the tools to develop their enterprise further and maximise its social impact. Successful applicants are awarded grants of £15,000 and a place on a Start Up School for Social Entrepreneurs learning programme.

Individuals who are leading or planning to set up a project or social enterprise organisation which will create social change in the UK may apply.

The deadline for applications is 2nd April 2015.