Do you have a social enterprise idea that needs support?

This year is the 3rd year we have been in partnership with UnLtd and together we offer a ‘social enterprise’ scheme.

This means we are able to provide a limited number of grants to UoC students and graduates who are looking to set up a social enterprise and want to test out their idea.  What a great opportunity!

Running a social enterprise not only enables you to support something you feel passionate about, it also helps you to develop key skills for your future and network with like minded people!

Over the past few years our students and graduates (who are fantastic!) have started some great social enterprises and have made a real difference, here are some examples:

  • Counselling for people who need support to help them to overcome and deal with challenges in their life.
  • Massage targeted towards people who have undergone surgery or have a long term illness.
  • A proof reading service to give students additional support at those times when they need a little extra help.
  • Sports camps for young people during school holidays, helping them to experience different types of activities in a great environment.

There are more wonderful examples I could give and am happy to share these with you, so if you would like some further information or want to get involved please e-mail me on sylvia.grainger@cumbria.ac.uk, I am always happy to help and support.

Sylvia

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