Social Enterprise Funding

Dundee Futures Fund

Dundee Futures Fund is aimed at improving the lives of people and their communities through encouraging and developing leadership, promoting enterprise and innovation and caring for the disadvantaged and marginalised. The applicant must demonstrate the impact that their social enterprise will have on Dundee through a strong business case.


The awards scheme supports social enterprises and offers two different levels of award - Start It and Build It. Financial support, paired with business support provided by a team if experiences advisors facilitate the skills and knowledge required to build a successful social enterprise.


NESTA is a charity that can provide support for 'exceptional ideals' that meet aims via grant funding, direct investment or challenge prizes. NESTA back new ideas to tackle societal challenges

Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme

A jointly funded venture between Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme, Big Lottery Fund and School for Social Entrepreneurs. The purpose of this grant is to help people to start-up and scale social enterprises, charities, community projects and impact-led organisations.