Economy and enterprise

Economy and enterprise

Introduction

Here you will find funding opportunities from other organisations relating to our universal theme of economy and enterprise.

Open Wing Trust

The purpose of Open Wing Trust is to enable the enablers. The trust offers financial and other support to individuals who are in a process of inner change and who are changing the focus of their work towards working with others in need. The trust expects to fund up to three small one-off grants a year, with an individual maximum of £2,000 (total available each year is £4,000). Applications are invited from individuals over 18 living in England and Wales. No grants will be given to organisations or for project costs. Applications made on behalf of others will not be accepted, except when there is an obvious reason.

Deadline: rolling.

Apply here.

Social Investment Group

First Steps Enterprise Fund (FSEF) is a £300,000 pilot fund to support community organisations managed by Social Investment Group on behalf of the ASDA Foundation. Funding packages of up to £30,000 are available (90% loan and 10% grant). The loan element is charged at 5% (fixed) to be repaid over a period of four years with an optional capital holiday for the first year. The fund can support community organisations (charities and social enterprises) based in England that are looking to take on their first loan to help them grow and become more sustainable. Particular preference is given to organisations that work in the following areas: older people, health and wellbeing, employment for young people.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

UnLtd

UnLtd provides specialist support for social entrepreneurs at the start of the journey to help them grow as social leaders. They combine cash and coaching to help nurture ideas and grow impact. It doesn't matter what stage of development your social venture is at. It can be an idea on paper. Or a social venture in practice already. They can offer awards from £500 to £15,000 to those who work to improve their community and tackle the problems they care about.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

Women in Innovation Awards

Innovate UK is offering up to 50 Women in Innovation Awards to women entrepreneurs across the UK. The winners will receive a £50,000 grant and a bespoke package of mentoring, coaching and business support. Applicants must be confident, with the support of an award, that they can make a significant contribution to a pressing societal, environmental or economic challenge through their innovative project.

Deadline: 11am, 19 October 2022.

Apply here.

Open Wing Trust

The purpose of Open Wing Trust is to enable the enablers. The trust offers financial and other support to individuals who are in a process of inner change and who are changing the focus of their work towards working with others in need. The trust expects to fund up to three small one-off grants a year, with an individual maximum of £2,000 (total available each year is £4,000). Applications are invited from individuals over 18 living in England and Wales. No grants will be given to organisations or for project costs. Applications made on behalf of others will not be accepted, except when there is an obvious reason.

Deadline: rolling.

Apply here.

Social Investment Group

First Steps Enterprise Fund (FSEF) is a £300,000 pilot fund to support community organisations managed by Social Investment Group on behalf of the ASDA Foundation. Funding packages of up to £30,000 are available (90% loan and 10% grant). The loan element is charged at 5% (fixed) to be repaid over a period of four years with an optional capital holiday for the first year. The fund can support community organisations (charities and social enterprises) based in England that are looking to take on their first loan to help them grow and become more sustainable. Particular preference is given to organisations that work in the following areas: older people, health and wellbeing, employment for young people.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

UnLtd

UnLtd provides specialist support for social entrepreneurs at the start of the journey to help them grow as social leaders. They combine cash and coaching to help nurture ideas and grow impact. It doesn't matter what stage of development your social venture is at. It can be an idea on paper. Or a social venture in practice already. They can offer awards from £500 to £15,000 to those who work to improve their community and tackle the problems they care about.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

Women in Innovation Awards

Innovate UK is offering up to 50 Women in Innovation Awards to women entrepreneurs across the UK. The winners will receive a £50,000 grant and a bespoke package of mentoring, coaching and business support. Applicants must be confident, with the support of an award, that they can make a significant contribution to a pressing societal, environmental or economic challenge through their innovative project.

Deadline: 11am, 19 October 2022.

Apply here.