Building capacity for social enterprises and charities.

Through our work with UnLtd we support social entrepreneurs across the UK with insight and skills to help them further their businesses. We deliver online and in person workshops, masterclasses, and funding clinics to support social enterprises with bid writing and delivery excellence in the public sector.

In 2023, we ran seven events to support social entrepreneurs like Winsome Duncan: 

“As a grassroots community interest company, we rely on funding from grants and other supporters to enable us in our work to increase the representation of Black and ethnic minority groups in UK children’s literature, and to support aspiring young authors. After attending a series of bid clinics run by UnLtd (and funded through The PA Foundation partnership), we submitted a successful application for our ‘Raised Voices’ poetry project to the BBC’s We Move Fund, which aims to empower Black children and young people, through youth social action. 

Through the clinics, we accessed a level of knowledge and expertise that simply wouldn’t have been available to us without UnLtd and its partners. From preparing a financial forecast to articulating our long-term vision, the team’s dedication and commitment was invaluable in helping us as a small community enterprise prepare a strong bid for funding. With the £20,000 secured, we’re now getting ready to deliver our ‘Raised Voices’ project to encourage young people to engage with poetry.”

Winsome Duncan
Founder, Look Like Me Book Challenge (Community Interest Company)
Understanding the funding criteria in more depth was extremely useful and the expertise shared has definitely improved the application process for me.”
Social entrepreneur, Transition to Excel
It was truly a game-changing experience, both from a personal and professional standpoint. We definitely feel much better equipped to continue growing our venture and increasing our impact on society.”
Social entrepreneur, Calisseum

About UnLtd

UnLtd is the UK’s leading supporter of social entrepreneurs. UnLtd finds, funds and supports social entrepreneurs - enterprising people with solutions that change our society for the better.
UnLtd believes tackling social injustice, inequality and the climate crisis are the critical challenges of our time. Right now we need social entrepreneurs more than ever … and we know we can break down the barriers to impact, growth and sustainability that social entrepreneurs face with the right partners. PA is an outstanding partner to have on board. We’re delighted that the PA team are bringing their specialist skills and experience to bear, so that our social entrepreneurs can shine.”
CEO, UnLtd

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