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1 From seeing problems to seeing solutions Supporting Social Entrepreneurs Sue Foster: Presentation to North West Ipswich Big Local Trust. 15.Jan 2013

2 Outline : What will the presentation cover: Our Vision and our Beginnings Our Approach Our Work & Social Entrepreneurs Our Programmes & support Unltd’s role within Big Local Star people Programme Contacts

3 Our Vision A world where people act to make it better Unltd reaches out and unleashes the energies of people who can transform the world in which they live Unltd is a charitable company and is also the trustee of the Millennium Awards Trust endowed with funds from the BIG Lottery and overseen by a protector of the Trust

4 Our Approach Scout Filter Engage Connect

5 Our Work Backing Social Entrepreneurs We back about 1000 people each year to start their own venture for social or environmental benefit with a mix of cash, development support and networking. We then support around 50 each year to get to scale with more intensive support

6 Who are... Social Entrepreneurs ? People with: Potential to make positive change Passion to solve a social problem Who have: An idea for a solution Entrepreneurial qualities Who are: Resilient and resourceful Determined to make their idea a reality

7 MAT: Millennium Awards Trust Programme HEFCE: Higher & Further Education Programmes Live: UnLtd Community Entrepreneurs :Big Local- Star People Programme Ventures: Big Venture Challenge OUR PROGRAMMES

8 UnLtd CONNECT Helping social entrepreneurs realise their potential 1 to 1 mentoring Peer to peer support Networking & workshops Webinars & online support

9 Star People & Big Local BIG Lottery Community Development Foundation Local Trust Formed Delivery Partners Capacity Global CClA: Investment Management Ltd Institute of Voluntary Action Research ( IVAR) National Association of Neighbourhood Management (NANM) Renaissi Small Change Unltd: Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs Networked neighbourhoods

10 Community Entrepreneurs Star People Programme Brings ADDITIONAL resources to Big Local Areas

11 150 Big Local Areas: My 21 Yorkshire Lincolnshire Scarborough Winterton Hull North Cleethorpes Wakefield Lincoln City Barnsley x2Mablethorpe Doncaster Boston Rotherham Bassetlaw WithernseaCarlton & Langold SheffieldDerbyshire YorkGrassmoor Selby Norfolk - Catton East Cleveland Suffolk 11 Rural VillagesNW Ipswich

12 We Make Awards To People With Good Ideas Of how to make their place a better place to live

13 Create Solutions to local problems Repairing and renewing bikes for the community A community laundry Street Dance Gardening Street dance for young

14 Star People Awards Try it - Up to £500 Do it - Up to £5000 Build it - Up to £15000

15 TRY IT Awards ‘Try It’ – testing your idea out to see if you are the right person and if it is the right idea Up to £500 and support

16 Do it-Award Do Its’ – for ideas you have thought through and you know how you can keep it going Up to £5000 and support

17 Build it-Award Build its’ – In exceptional cases Idea will only work with a greater level of funding or where there is potential for fast growth Up to £15,000

18 Eligibility for Star People? Individuals Who live, work, volunteer or run a business in the Big Local areas Who know their area and want to make a difference

19 How do we apply for Awards Contact Award Manager: Sue Foster Mobile: Other Unltd Awards facebook.com/unltd Unltd.org.uk

20 How Can You Help 1. Spread the Word 2. Include Star People in events 3. Help us ‘Find’ Star people from YOUR area


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