It is a badge of honour for any social enterprise to be recognised by UnLtd, the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK.
With a mission to reach out and unleash the energies of enterprising people who do good, UnLtd beneficiaries receive investment, mentoring, advice and a network of fellow social entrepreneurs to help them on their way.
Trust Leeds is one of 118 enterprises in the Spring 2018 cohort to receive an award towards its start-up costs. UnLtd’s March announcement featured a fascinating range of winners, with us at the top of the list!
Liza Kellett, from Leeds, who is developing a micro-finance social enterprise which helps people to lift themselves out of financial exclusion and poverty by providing small ethical business loans. It is specifically aimed at enterprising people who’ve been turned down by other loan providers. The venture will also nurture self-reliant groups which build skills, savings and enterprise-thinking in peer support groups in deprived communities across Leeds.
As Liza puts it, “Receiving an UnLtd award is so much more than a grant to support start-up costs (although that is hugely helpful for a registering charity). It’s being part of the support network of peers and experts which brings so much value, and access to specialist advice and learning. What a great way to start – thank you!”