Got an idea that will make a difference in the community but don’t know how to take it further?
UnLtd is a charity which supports people who have the ideas and the commitment to make a real difference in their communities.
“We provide advice, training, cash awards and other types of support that individuals may need to develop and run their project.
“The awards are aimed at individuals or informal groups of people who want to set up new projects in their spare time,” explained Local Development Manager, Saghir Ahmed.
The Awards are designed for entrepreneurs who want to ‘kick start’ their own enterprise. Help is given towards the running costs of the project and this includes marketing and promotional costs, venue expenses, insurance costs, refurbishment expenses and equipment costs. Business planning support is also given and where appropriate UnLtd can advise of funding sources.
To apply, you must be over the age of 16, living in the UK and applying as an individual or an informal group. You could apply for up to £5,000, if you have an idea for a project which will benefit your community. You must show that there is a need for the project and demonstrate that you will learn new skills from carrying out the Project.
Projects are not eligible for an award if they:
Are part of your paid employment
Are a formal group – this is a group that has previously developed a set of rules and has been working in the past.
Involve employing people other than yourself to carry out most of the project work
Are mainly to fund living expenses
For more details please contact your local Development Manager, Saghir Ahmed on 0114 292 0463 or email email@example.com.
UnLtd are working in partnership with Burngreave New Deal for Communities to help people in Burngreave.