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August 2014
So are you a social entrepreneur?
Aug30

So are you a social entrepreneur?

I’ve been working in the social sector for nearly 2 years now. I guess some would call me a social entrepreneur. It’s the kind of title I have to explain to almost everyone – most people have never even heard the term ‘social enterprise’. “It’s simple” I usually say, “A social enterprise is a business that makes money like a regular business whilst solving a social issue, like a regular charity”. It’s the merger of 2 worlds, the...

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June 2014
Start Something Social: Off to a great start!
Jun12

Start Something Social: Off to a great start!

This 11-14 programme is being run as a pilot scheme on behalf of the Cabinet Office. To ensure the highest possible quality and continual improvements, we have commissioned external evaluation to take place from the start to the finish of the pilot phase. An initial evaluation looks at early stages amongst the very first cohort of schools and young people. Here is an extract: From the data collected so far, it is clear that SSS is...

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Lester
Jun12

Mutual inspiration

  Amjid Khazir is an UnLtd Award Winner who set up and now runs MEDIACULTURED as a successful business with a worldwide reach. MEDIACULTURED produces resources and training which challenge perceptions, stereotypes and prejudices. Amjid told his story and inspired young people at an UnLtd event. It was great to hear from an Award Winner who is now a successful adult social entrepreneur. He stayed to hear from the 11 – 14...

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Lester
Jun12

Calling schools in LANCASHIRE and the MIDDLESBROUGH to REDCAR area

UnLtd, on behalf of Cabinet Office, is looking to work with schools to enable young people aged 11 – 14 to set up social ventures. This is a pilot scheme in these 2 areas. For schools: CPD, learning resources, activities. FREE. Why? To help deliver elements of the school curriculum OR to enable the school to reach out to the wider community. For young people: learning activities, ideas generation, help with project planning, financial...

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NESEP delighted to be invited to UnLtd bootcamp
Jun12

NESEP delighted to be invited to UnLtd bootcamp

“The North East Social Enterprise Partnership was delighted to be invited to UnLtd’s Start Something Social Bootcamp at Middlesbrough FC’s Riverside Stadium. We left impressed and encouraged by an amazing group of young people who can be the next generation of social entrepreneurs.” Steve Camm Business Development Manager North East Social Enterprise...

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Goal! (to be a young social entrepreneur)
Jun12

Goal! (to be a young social entrepreneur)

Boro take an early lead Latest score: Boro 3 Blackburn 0 UnLtd’s work with 11 to 14 year olds is under way in two pilot regions: Middlesbrough/Teesside and Blackburn/Lancashire. In the first round of the SSS Awards, Boro have taken an early lead. Stars from St Peter’s, Sacred Heart and Redcar Academy have opened the scoring, hitting the back of the net with their shots at goal. Yes – their goal is to become young social...

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Pupils pitch on the pitch
Jun12

Pupils pitch on the pitch

On Tuesday, 29 April, students aged 11-14 pitched their ideas for social ventures to young judges and partners in the directors’ boxes at Middlesbrough FC. This was a highlight of UnLtd’s work with school teachers in and around Middlesbrough to embed Social Entrepreneurship into the curriculum. Three schools took part: St Peter’s, Sacred Heart and Redcar Academy. Unltd will be looking for more schools to engage with the...

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April 2014
UnLtd Resources
Apr08

UnLtd Resources

Changing the World: A Beginners Guide to Social Entrepreneurship UnLtd is very pleased to announce that a new resource for our younger Award Winners has arrived! Changing the World: A Beginners Guide to Social Entrepreneurship is a culmination of what we have learned over the past few years working closely with young social entrepreneurs and is a tool for sharing the stories, challenges and insights of young people who had an idea and...

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