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Keighley Socialights with UNLTD

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Social entrepreneurs are improving their local communities up and down the UK, working hard to respond to specific challenges in their areas. In a new partnership, UnLtd, Local Trust and 19 Big Local areas will be working together to accelerate social enterprise and increase local job creation over a three-year co-funded support programme.

The 19 areas taking part span a wide range of communities, including rural areas, new towns, market towns, suburbs and cities. All of them are part of the Big Local programme, a unique initiative that provides £1m and a package of support to each of 150 areas in England. Each of the areas put forward a proposal to UnLtd outlining their ambition to strengthen local social enterprise, and the selection panel also drew on UnLtd’s energy index, which measures social entrepreneurial activity in a neighbourhood.

Keighley Big Local is one of the areas and we are making available £50,000 grants to new, emerging and existing Social Enterprise.

Our Keighley Social-lights programme is providing

• Grants up to £5000
• 2.5 Year old dedicated support from Unltd Mentor
• Development of Mutual Support network
• National training calendar of learning clusters supported by Local Trust

If you are interested in applying for an award or helping new social entrepreneurs to establish a ‘good business’ please get in touch:




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