Introducing our partners
We are pleased to announce our official partners for the Do it For Real Programme. We – are working with a diverse range of organisations across the UK to engage and inspire young people, enabling more of them to unleash their energies and change the world in which they live: doing it for real by implementing their own social enterprise ideas.
Our current partners are twenty two like-minded education institutions and youth organisations that share our values for supporting young social entrepreneurs. If you would like to be added to our mailing list and receive updates on future Partner opportunities then please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working with UnLtd, our Do It For Real Partners will deliver a package of funding and support to young social entrepreneurs within their institution or community.
Here you can learn about these dynamic partners that find, fund and support young social entrepreneurs to help them start up and thrive.
Social Enterprise Acumen
Social Enterprise Acumen inspires social entrepreneurs and social enterprises to start, develop and grow to create sustainable social impact.
The Aspire Group
The Aspire Group is a social regeneration business that provides housing, training and neighbourhood services. Through our member companies, we provide quality affordable homes, build better communities and help people into work through training, apprenticeships and support.
I Know I Can is the Barnsley Councils umbrella brand for raising participation, aspiration and developing young people to be work ready, enterprising and able to achieve their full potential. Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and the Community are core themes than run through the brand and the services delivered beneath it.
Beatfreeks is a youth engagement agency. We co-create stories, campaigns and experiences with young people and organisations. We help organisations better understand and engage with young people and we provide platforms for young people to develop their skills, networks and confidence through harnessing their creativity.
Boston College is a forward-looking, vibrant and successful college attracting thousands of learners each year. We offer a broad range of vocational and academic courses and apprenticeships with many subjects to choose from and lots of different starting points. Our main aim is to help all learners to successfully achieve their qualifications and progress into employment or on to Higher Education.
We play an important role in the local community, working hard to support people to improve their life chances. We have a track record of success in achieving this and of adding value to our region.
Our vision is to be a brilliant college that transforms people’s lives and makes an outstanding contribution to the economic, social and cultural life of Boston and the surrounding areas
Cardiff and Vale College
Cardiff and Vale College is one of the largest colleges in the country, with 20,000 students and 900 members of staff. We are transforming education and training across the capital region of Wales in top class industry facilities and centres of excellence across sites in Cardiff and the Vale, in the community and in the workplace.
We are the only further education college in Wales to be a proud member of the Gazelle group, offering our learners unique opportunities to be entrepreneurial and employable, whilst working with more individuals, partners and employers than ever before to develop communities and to drive economic, social and cultural regeneration of our capital region.
Citizen Coaching CIC
At Citizen Coaching CIC we help young people and adults live better lives by providing quick affordable access to jargon free counselling, anger management and personal development coaching delivered by a friendly professional team. We provide coaching to entrepreneurs and provide intern, volunteer and paid employment opportunities.
Based in a purpose developed £1.2 million centre in Beeston, Hamara stands out as a beacon within the community and voluntary sector and its success has inspired many other organisations to emulate its achievements.
Working primarily (but not exclusively) with the South Asian community and now employing over 20 staff, Hamara currently deliver several different strands of work.
Information and Advice, Health Promotion / Education, Older People’s Services, Learning Disabilities, Women’s Activities, Sports and Exercise, Youth Services, Community Cohesion and Training Programmes are all key facets of its work.
The organisation is regarded as a model of good practice both within its sector and by many statutory agencies in Leeds – a fact verified by the contracts it has been awarded by Leeds City Council, NHS Leeds and Social Services to name a few of the many partners Hamara currently works with.
Contact is the leading national contemporary arts organisation placing young people’s decision-making at the heart of everything. Young people aged 13 -30 work alongside staff on programming, marketing and technical support, as Board members and deliver projects in business and the community.
Ian Mikardo Xtra
Ian Mikardo Xtra is social enterprise in Tower Hamlets that involves opening the Ian Mikardo High School from 3-8pm. By providing positive wellbeing, learning and enterprising opportunities our aim is to empower young people to be the best they can be!
My Life is about giving people a ‘hand up’ rather than a ‘hand out’. It is about recognising the skills, gifts and talents of individuals and using them to make a positive difference to people’s lives.
It’s also about creating meaningful opportunities for people, but primarily it is about preventing isolation and loneliness and giving people a sense of belonging.
The North East Social Enterprise Partnership
The North East Social Enterprise Partnership is the regional body promoting and supporting social and community enterprise in North East England.
Participate projects is all about ideas, from the small ideas that make the lives of people better in a single community to the big ideas that change the world. We support people and organisations to realise their potential by providing support that helps them to develop and grow their ideas into sustainable projects and enterprises.
Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union
Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union represents the 35,000 students who study at the University, we do this by;
- promoting the interest and welfare of students at Sheffield Hallam University during their studies, representing, supporting and advising
- providing social, cultural sporting and recreational activities, services and opportunities for the personal development of our students
- being the recognised representative channel between students, the University and external bodies.
Social Enterprise Works (SEW)
Social Enterprise Works (SEW) is a development agency based in Bristol, providing training, consultancy and practical business advice and support to prospective, newly-formed and established social enterprises and community businesses since 1993. As social entrepreneurs ourselves, we draw on our own values of empowerment, sustainability, accountability and equality to help us deliver the best possible service for our clients and partners.
Our vision is to be a catalyst for social and environmental justice to create a more equitable society for all. Our mission is to enable a strong social economy sector and ecosystem to thrive in the West of England and beyond.
Solutions For The Planet
Solutions For The Planet deliver a STEM and enterprise programme with 11-14 year olds, via schools in Yorkshire, West Midlands and the South East, in partnership with energy, utility and construction companies. Last year 2,400 young people participated and generated over 400 ‘Big Ideas’ to solve sustainability problems. These included new/improved products, services and campaigns, many with a view of becoming social ventures. We will be supporting twenty teams of 11-14 year olds form this core programme to set up their ‘Big Idea’ as a social venture, achieving the impact they were designed to deliver.
Uncaged Ventures work with innovative organisations in need of expert knowledge and extra capacity to design and deliver support programmes for entrepreneurs.
Unloc’s vision is to help build a highly capable, actively engaged and civic minded generation of young people. Unloc’s mission as a youth-led social enterprise is to develop initiatives that enable this vision. Unloc delivers unique training packages, collaborative student voice forums and tailored student enterprise programmes that support youth development.
Wellbeing Enterprises (WE)
Wellbeing Enterprises (WE) is an award winning social enterprise and a leading light in community approaches to health and wellbeing.
WE empower people to take control of their health and wellbeing and live happier, longer lives.
WE work with, rather than for, people and communities to deliver better health and social outcomes; saving lives and saving money.
Youth Action is an award winning Youth Development Agency across the North West of England. Our motto is encouraging young people to empower themselves!
Omagh Enterprise is a local enterprise agency that supports start-up, growth and innovative enterprises both private and social. The organisation is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee with a strong management team and a voluntary board of directors, representative of the local business community.
Blastbeat Education UK is a registered charity running a multi award winning social enterprise educational programme BLASTBEAT. Blastbeat has developed a youth movement for positive social change, through personal development, team work & community capital creation through:
- Leveraging young peoples passions in sport and music to teach key business & transferable life skills, educating and inspiring young people to engage or re-engage in the learning process in a very credible, cool, compelling and interactive way as they set up and run their own events companies that stage both sporting and live music events.
- Unlocking the potential of young people to be their best and learn by engaging in a series of essential like skills.
- Building bridges between the world of sport, education and the work place.
Want to become a Do it For Real Partner?
If you or your organisation have the expertise to talent scout, find and assess your own potential social entrepreneurs by carrying out outreach and marketing activities then you could be a Partner for our next Do it For Real cohort. Partners are expected to provide pre-application support to help the talent they have found to develop and hone their ideas up to application level.
All of our Partners take responsibility for the assessment and funding of Award Winners and manage their own Awards Pot. UnLtd also work with Partners to develop the range of skills and infrastructure needed to independently deliver social entrepreneur support.
We are currently closed for applications however if you would like to be added to our mailing list and receive updates on future opportunities then please e-mail email@example.com.