Funding: Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme

Between £1,000 – £7,000 is available to start up and scale social enterprises, charities, community projects and impact-led organisations.

Projects should aim to help people in need or improve the environment.

As well as the grant, the program offers:

  • A learning programme
  • Mentoring
  • A supportive community of like-minded peers

There are three different levels to apply for – Start up (for new projects in the planning stage), Trade up (for projects that are at least a year old) and Scale up (projects that are two or more years old).

Applications are open until Thursday 30th April 2020. Further details and guidance can be found at


Patrick Downes

Third Sector Development Officer – IT Lead based in Pontypool

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