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UMIP Social Enterprise Ignition Funding-Apply now

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We are now seeking to ignite a new generation of individuals interested in pursuing a social business:Layout 1

  • Are you currently working or studying at The University of Manchester or a recent graduate?
  • Is your idea likely to benefit the public or community, or be an entrepreneurial solution to a societal, healthcare or environmental problem?
  • Do you have the passion to drive your idea forward and set up a project or social business?

Awards:

Funding from £500 – £2000 is available, for individuals to try out or grow their entrepreneurial ideas. This might mean finding out if your idea is viable, learning more about what is needed to develop the idea by testing the project on a small scale, right through to more robust road-testing of the idea. We also provide one to one support to assist you with your applications and informative workshops for successful applicants.

Eligibility:

The funding opportunity is open to all members of staff, academics, research students and recent graduates (graduated within the last 2 years) from The University of Manchester.

Key Dates:Soc-Ent-Tree-Blue-538

  • Closing date for applications is Friday 24th March 2017
  • Successful applicants will be informed by Friday 31st March 2017

Click Social Enterprise Ignition Fund Application Form-final to download an application form and contact Social.Enterprise@umip.com for further information.

UMIP Social Enterprise Ignition Funding Opportunity Round 2 – Now Open

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Following the success of Round 1 we are now seeking to ignite a new generation of individuals interested in pursuing a social business:Layout 1

  • Are you currently working or studying at The University of Manchester or a recent graduate?
  • Is your idea likely to benefit the public or community, or be an entrepreneurial solution to a societal, healthcare or environmental problem?
  • Do you have the passion to drive your idea forward and set up a project or social business?

Awards:

Funding from £500 – £2000 is available, for individuals to try out or grow their entrepreneurial ideas. This might mean finding out if your idea is viable, learning more about what is needed to develop the idea by testing the project on a small scale, right through to more robust road-testing of the idea. We also provide one to one support to assist you with your applications and informative workshops for successful applicants.

Eligibility:

The funding opportunity is open to all members of staff, academics, research students and recent graduates (graduated within the last 2 years) from The University of Manchester.

Key Dates:Soc-Ent-Tree-Blue-538

  • Closing date for applications is Friday 24th March 2017
  • Successful applicants will be informed by Friday 31st March 2017

Click Social Enterprise Ignition Fund Application Form-final to download an application form and contact Social.Enterprise@umip.com for further information.

Social Enterprise Ignition Funding Opportunity – 2016

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Social Entrepreneurs are born out of the desire to improve the world and make it a better place. They may see problems in their community and undertake activity to solve it. A social enterprise simply delivers this solution and vision.

Since 2012 we have granted 46 awards allocating over £155000 to Social Entrepreneurs across the University. Soc-Ent-Tree-Blue-538

We are now seeking to ignite the next generation of individuals interested in pursuing a social business:

  • Are you currently working or studying at The University of Manchester or a recent graduate?
  • Is your idea likely to benefit the public or community, or be an entrepreneurial solution to a societal, healthcare or environmental problem?
  • Do you have the passion to drive your idea forward and set up a project or social business?*Please provide your full contact details, job title or student status and a brief outline of your idea

To find out more about this funding call, please register* your interest by email to socialenterprise@umip.com by the 23rd September 2016

*Please provide your full contact details, job title or student status and a brief outline of your idea

Please see our PDF flyer here

University of Manchester rides high at Unltd SEEChange social enterprise awards

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The Social Enterprise Team at UMIP and Manchester Enterprise Centre (MEC) walked away with a series of accolades at the UnLtd SEEChange Recognition Awards for Social Enterprise which were held in London on 10th June.

Not only did the University retain the prestigious Higher Education Institute of the Year Award for Supporting Social Entrepreneurship but many of its social enterprises and key projects also won awards.

Shon Lewis and Charlie Stockton’s Clintouch, a new technology which supports people with pyschosis won the Outstanding Innovation Award. Edwin Broni-Mensah, who graduated just under 5 years ago and was one of the first student winners of an UnLtd development award and a Venture Further finalist in 2010, was a runner-up in this category.

Ruth Daniel won the Social Enterprise of the Year Award for her work with In Place Of War, an award-winning initiative which helps to build powerful networks, create social change through creativity and demonstrate the value of the arts to public space, public life and public debate. Amy Win was shortlisted in the same category for her project 4Lunch.

Adam Garrow won the Outstanding Achievement Award for Jolly Wheezers and Dr Laura Etchells from UMIP and Dr Martin Henery from MEC were both runners up in the Social Entrepreneurship Champion of the Year category.

James Thompson, Associate Vice President for Social Responsibility at the University commented:

“Social entrepreneurship is at the heart of our University culture and infrastructure and these successes are a great demonstration of that commitment to enterprise, research with social impact and social responsibility. This is a well-deserved show of recognition for the work of MEC, UMIP and all of the staff and student winners and runners-up.”

Tony Walker of UMIP’s Social Enterprise Team added: ‘’These awards reflect the positive way in which social enterprise and impact can emerge from all of the fantastic staff and student ideas we have here in Manchester. It’s particularly pleasing that our social enterprise champions Martin and Laura were also shortlisted. This is a growing area of focus nationally for universities and we are pleased to be in the forefront of this and leading the change.’’

 

From l to r: Ellie Sagar and Tony Walker (UMIP), Nickala Torkington (UnLtd), Adam Garrow (Jolly Wheezers ) and Martin Henery (MEC)

From l to r: Ellie Sagar and Tony Walker (UMIP), Nickala Torkington (UnLtd), Adam Garrow (Jolly Wheezers ) and Martin Henery (MEC)

 

University of Manchester’s social enterprise message reaches Thailand

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On Tuesday 7th October, The University of Manchester and UMIP welcomed a delegation from Thailand to its Innovation Centre to hear about the University’s social enterprise and social responsibility agenda through a series of presentations and case studies.

The delegation was led by Knowledge Network Institute of Thailand (KNIT) and composed university council chairmen, university presidents, vice-presidents and deans as well as representatives from the government.

Dr Gill Green, University of Manchester Social Enterprise Ambassador, welcomed the delegation and introduced them to her social enterprise, STORM, which provides skills-based self-harm mitigation and suicide postvention training packages.

Further presentations detailed the University’s social enterprise and social responsibility agenda with two University social enterprises presenting their businesses. UnLtd, the University’s partner in Higher Education / Social Enterprise development explained how they support social entrepreneurs as did business development support experts, NovoModo.

“This was a great opportunity to show the Thai delegates how the University is increasingly supporting social entrepreneurship at scale and how having access to UnLtd and the local support community means ventures can scale and grow off campus and add value to Manchester and beyond,” said Tony Walker of UMIP.

UnLtd hosted an afternoon workshop on the developing support ecosystems in Greater Manchester for social enterprises with a panel formed from New Economy, GMCVO, Trafford Housing, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Big Society Capital, and the Manchester Metropolitan University.

Nickala Torkington of UnLtd said: “UnLtd believe HEIs are natural centres of social entrepreneurship and innovation, bringing substantial benefits to our society and economy as well as their localities. Through the UnLtd/HEFCE SEE Change programme, they are able to carry out more direct work with beneficiaries. We hope the delegates found inspiration from this event and we can progress mutual learning internationally as Thai universities develop ecosystems of support for social entrepreneurs.”

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