Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University

Social enterprise

Much more than one of the UK’s leading tourist attractions, The Eden Project is also a thriving educational charity and social enterprise. See them at Loughborough!

The Big Issue began with 10 vendors and one publication and has now spawned global initiatives that use enterprise to create opportunities for vulnerable people. See them at Loughborough!

The Co-operative Group is the UK’s largest mutual business, owned by over six million consumers. Last year over £7m was raised for Mencap and ENABLE Scotland. See them at Loughborough!

Every IKEA item you buy helps the IKEA Foundation’s projects supporting young people in developing countries as well as emergency relief and community projects. See them at Loughborough!

Social enterprise - get involved - make a difference!

Staff and students at Loughborough University now have the opportunity to develop their social enterprise ideas, win money and heard from some of the world’s most successful organisations including The Big Issue, The Co-operative Group, The Eden Project and IKEA. 

November 2012 saw our first ever social enterprise week where we launched a £37.5K prize fund.


Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland  Social Entrepreneurs Programme

Get your social enterprise up and running. This programme  provides a fully funded year of learning and a grant to help you grow your  project. Application deadline: 3.00pm on 3 April 2014. Read more>>


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