Thrive - new support programme for social ventures

16 February 2018

UnLtd is offering a new support programme for social ventures that want to scale up quickly. Applications are now open for "Thrive" and UnLtd is looking for "20 social ventures operating anywhere in the UK that are improving access to employment for those distant from the labour market."

Programme support

"Each successful social venture will receive six months of intensive one-to-one bespoke business support alongside additional pro-bono support from a number of flagship partners, such as UBS and Hogan Lovells. Our support is tailored, but is built around:

  • Business planning, financial modelling and strategic advice
  • Raising capital
  • Developing routes to market
  • Accessing specialist advice
  • Developing governance
  • Evidencing impact and refining your theory of change

"We are also offering the opportunity to secure up to £50,000 of repayable capital if it is appropriate for your growth plans."

Drop in sessions

"Join us for a relaxed and informal drop in session so that you can hear more about the new Thrive Employability Ventures programme at UnLtd. Your chance to hear about the programme from a member of the ventures team and ask questions, speak to a participant of a recent venture programme about their experiences, and network with other social ventures doing a similar thing to you."

There is a drop in session in Bradford on 13 March 2018, 1pm to 3pm at UnLtd, 2a Mill Street, Bradford BD1 4AY.

The same session is also running in Manchester on 6 March 2018.

How to apply

Please read the criteria before completing the application form.

The deadline for applications is 27 March 2018.


Attend a drop in session or email

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