Santander is inviting social enterprises across the UK to enter its Social Enterprise Development Awards. The scheme offers community business support from Santander and the opportunity to win up to £50,000 to help businesses grow.
Entries are invited from established social businesses that work in the areas of improving social inclusion, supporting employment, or creating a greener environment. The prizes of £50,000, £30,000 or £15,000 depend on the winner's turnover. The total prize fund of £2.28 million is split equally across eight regions: London and South East, South West, Midlands, North West, North East, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland.
As well as the prize money, the winners will receive support from Santander including mentoring programmes, funding for internships and university business courses and training.