Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland
Lloyds Banking Group Social Entrepreneurs Programme (Grant – England)
28th March 2019
This programme is intended to support social entrepreneurs from across the UK to start or scale-up their projects. Every year, this programme helps 260 people to start up and scale social enterprises, charities, community projects and impact-led organisations. It offers a year of support including: learning programme (14 days spread over a year); a grant; mentoring and a supportive community.
Who can apply:
This programme has three levels, all including a learning programme and mentoring:
- Start Up (includes traditional grant): The project is in the planning stages or less than two years old. The project income is less than £15,000 a year. Applicants want to learn how to establish an organisation.
- Trade Up (includes Match Trading grant - grant-funding that pound-for-pound matches an increase in income from trading): The project was established at least a year ago, probably has at least one paid member of staff. The project income is more than £15,000 a year. Applicants want to learn how to strengthen an organisation’s finances and impact to build a solid foundation for scaling.
- Scale Up includes Match Trading grant): The project was probably established two or more years ago, and probably has two or more paid members of staff. The project income is more than £75,000 a year. Applicants want to learn how to scale an organisation from a solid foundation to create even more impact.
How much can you apply for:
Start Up: £1,000. Trade Up: up to £4,000. Scale Up: up to £7,000.