Lead the Change invests more than £6,500 in start-ups

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Lead the Change is our social enterprise support programme for individuals and groups needing investment to try-out and grow their ideas to create a positive social or environmental impact through enterprise activity. The programme is being delivered in partnership with Youth Discovery Ventures; funded by UnLtd and Esmee Fairburn. 

After one year of the programme, we have awarded £6,637 to 9 applicants needing financial and mentor support to make their ideas come to life. Succesful ideas have included a clothing exchange, boxing & mentoring programme for young people, music workshops to improve mental well-being, musical heritage tours and reading workshops for individuals with learning disabilities.

We are currently looking at increasing the funding available per application to £5,000 for those with more developed ideas and require greater investment. More details to follow before the end of the year!

If you would more details of our programme, elgibility criteria and how to apply, check out: https://regather.net/community/lead-change 

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