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Funding news - 18/04/2017

Social Entrepreneurs Fund (Scotland): Build It Awards Deadline Approaching

The Social Entrepreneurs Fund provides financial and business support for individuals wishing to set up and run businesses with a social or environmental purpose in Scotland.

Applications are welcome from individuals, or a maximum of three individuals, with a good business idea that may be developed using a social enterprise model.

'Build It' awards, also known as Level 2 awards, offer up to £20,000 for individuals ready to move forward with their idea and require resources to get started. Additional funding, worth up to a further £5,000, is available under exceptional circumstances. The average award at this level is usually around £18,000.

Funding will help to develop new social enterprise activity throughout Scotland; ultimately bolstering capacity, capability and financial sustainability within the third sector. It is anticipated that this will help to ensure that the third sector contributes fully towards the national outcomes of the Scottish Government.

All application and guidance forms are available to download from the Social Entrepreneurs Fund website. Applicants should contact Firstport or see the Social Entrepreneurs Fund website for the latest information. Shortlisted applicants are required to pitch before a judging panel on 31 August 2017.

The next deadline for 'Build It' applications is 10 July 2017.

For further information, interested parties should visit the Firstport website

Source: Firstport, 18/04/2017

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