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Supporting Social Entrepreneurs in
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• HE Support Programme
• A new initiative to help establish an effective
eco-system for the development and growth
of social entrepreneurship and social
enterprise activity within HEIs in England
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• UnLtd Mission
• To reach out and unleash the energies of
people who can transform the world in which
they live
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• UCLan one of 50 HEIs awarded funding
• Funding is to Find, Fund and Support Social
• Want to build a support network
• Students, staff or recent graduates
• Individuals or groups
• Connected to a community organisation or
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• Focus on
• Entrepreneurial people
• Who are working for social benefit
• And area solution to a need
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• What is Social Impact?
• The effect of an activity on the on a
community(ies) and well-being of individual
people and families
• Projects and activities which have a long
lasting effect
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• HE Social Entrepreneurship Awards are for
people who are:
• students, staff or recent graduates (graduated
within 1 year)
• over the age of 16
• living in the UK for the duration of the project
• who are individuals or part of an informal
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• For people who want to run projects:
• that benefit the public or a community in the UK
• that demonstrate a connection to UCLan and the Higher Education
• that need a HE Social Entrepreneurship Award to ensure their
• that offer a learning opportunity for the applicant(s)
• that are a new initiative – not a continuation of ongoing operations
• that are not part of their paid employment
• that are an entrepreneurial solution to a social problem
• that will instigate social impact or social change
• that do not carry out activities outside the law, against public policy
or anything that fosters ethnic, religious or commercial disharmony
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• General guideline on allowable expenses:
• The primary purpose of spending Award funds must be to help
meet the social aims of the project and to provide a learning
opportunity for the applicant.
• Capital Purchases: If you aim to buy general assets for their project
(items costing over £100), we will ask that you get 3 quotes for the
item and at the end of the project you return it to the funder or
donate it to the community (e.g. school, community centre, charity)
unless the project continues, in which case it remains with the
• Funding from other sources: Please be aware that we will consider
match-funding (giving 50% of your required amount, while another
funder gives the other 50%), but it is unlikely we will consider
partial funding, where we would be one of several funders of your
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Some allowable expenses
Relevant equipment
Venue hire
Advertising & publicity
Equipment hire
Volunteer expenses
UK Travel & subsistence
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• Some allowable expenses
• Mentoring & support
• Some capital costs and overheads, i.e. rent,
• IT equipment
• Purchase of land
• Company formation
• Registration fees
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• Not allowable
• Formal academic qualifications, tuition fees
and bursaries
• Development of academic courses or
• Funding of places on programmes, e.g. Raleigh
International or Common Purpose
• Training – unless it is in support of the project
(this is at the funder’s discretion)
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• Not allowable
• Top-up funding for an existing project
• Payment for loss of earnings, professional fees
or other costs leading to personal financial
• Payments to contractors or third parties.
Funds may be used to employ others where it
is integral to the project and the applicant
retains primary responsibility
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• UCLan Approach
• Management Team
• Anne Newman – futures, Academic
Development & Employability
• Julia Stickley – Northern Lights, Innovation &
• Sally Bate – Lancashire Business School
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£25,000 from UnLtd and £8,000 from UCLan
Try It – up to maximum of £500
Do It – up to maximum of £2,000
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• Process
• Innovation Labs to develop and focus ideas
• Application Form giving more information and
breakdown of expected expenditure
• Panel to assess applications and make awards
• UnLtd support if required
• Ongoing support tailored to applicants
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• Process
Reporting on progress
Management of funding
Final report on achievements
Reflection on outcomes
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• Expected Benefits
• UCLan
Raise awareness
Create resources
Establish network & infrastructure
Raise the profile
Build community links and relationships
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• Expected Benefits
• Staff
• Enhancing teaching
• Increasing research opportunities & impact
• Personal and professional development
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• Expected Benefits
• Students
• Improving employability
• Benefitting studies
• Employment opportunities
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• Next Stage
• 1st Lab 14th November – then 30 Jan, 17 April,
5 June
• Panels – on a regular basis to respond to
• Network – next meeting January 16th – then3
Apr, 22 May
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• Communications
[email protected]
Anne Newman 01772 895376
Julia Stickley 01772 895957
Sally Bate 01772 894768

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