What is the criteria?

If you are applying for a Test it Award (up to £500) the criteria is

  • We support individuals who are:
  • Aged 11-30 and living in the UK
  • Not part of an established organisation

To be eligible your idea must:

  • Have a real social impact
  • Fulfil a clear need and demand
  • Have clear outputs and goals
  • Provide a learning experience or opportunity

Ideas and ventures are not eligible for an Award if they:

  • Are part of your paid employment
  • Involve political or religious campaigning
  • Involve activities outside of the law or against public policy, or anything that encourages ethnic, religious or commercial disharmony
  • Involve employing people other than yourself to carry out most of the work
  • Are mainly for people to achieve academic qualifications
  • Are to fund living expenses

If you are applying for a Build it Award (up to £15,000) the criteria is the same as a Test it Award and….

  • You have a proven, scalable model to help solve a social issue
  • You are experienced , ambitious and capable of growing your venture
  • You have already achieved a compelling performance in your venture
  • You have a realistic growth plan to scale nationally or internationally
  • You are committed to working full time in your social venture
  • Your venture is ideally less than 5 years old
  • Your venture targets beneficiaries predominantly based in the UK

If you are applying via a partner for a Do it Award they will let you know how to apply.

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