Early stage social businesses in England can now apply to the Big Issue Invest Corporate Social Venturing (CSV) 2015 programme. The programme is specifically tailored for early stage social businesses who often face challenges when it comes to securing finance. Applicants don’t need to be trading to apply however providing proof of concept is essential. To be considered, applicants must operate in the following sectors:
- Arts and culture
- Education, employment and training
- Tackling homelessness
- Sustainable and community transport
- Health and social care
- And/or financial inclusion.
Applicants have the opportunity to pitch for up to £50,000 investment, receive mentoring from the programmes’ investment and support partners, attend professionally designed workshops and learn to how measure their social impact.
The deadline for applications is 25th May 2015.
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