The Ernst Young Foundation run a scheme, Accelerate, to support social enterprises. It is currently open in Yorkshire and the North West.
To apply, you must be a social enterprise supporting young people into education, employment or enterprise AND/OR a young social entrepreneur aged 18-30.
As a social enterprise/entrepreneur you must also satisfy at least 3 of the following 4 criteria:
- All enterprises should be established already with 1+ years of trading
- Be working full-time on your business
- Have greater than £50,000 turnover per annum
- have a credible plan to grow at a local, regional or national level which in turn will create employment opportunities in the future
If you fit, you can apply for help – they offer tailored guidance and support, expert tutoring and project support. Please register your interest for the North West and Yorkshire programme here firstname.lastname@example.org