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About Social Switch On

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UnLtd’s Social Switch On programme offers NCS graduates an opportunity to continue your social action journey by supporting you to use your passion, experience and knowledge to design, deliver and lead your own social ventures.

So, if you see yourself as the next big social entrepreneur, UnLtd is here to help you make the switch.

We can support you with a £500 cash Award.
We can enable you to turn your passion into a project.
We can start you off on your journey from social action to becoming a ‘social entrepreneur’.
We can help you think about earning money to live while making a social difference.

See How UnLtd Inspires Young People To Make Positive Social Change

 

Criteria

Are you a National Citizen Service (NCS) graduate?
Are you aged between 16 and 20? (Up to 25 if you have a disability)
Are there at least two people in your group?
Do you live in England?
Do you have an idea for making your community a better place to live in?
Do you need help to turn your idea into a real project?

Our offer to NCS graduates

£500 cash Award
Access to a project management guide
Dream, Act, Inspire networking events
Access to further UnLtd and partner opportunities
Validation of 16 hours social action time

What you’ll get out of it

If you’re successful in winning an UnLtd Award you’ll also get other opportunities to help you develop yourself and your idea:

We’ll give you the freedom to design, develop and lead your own social action idea.
You’ll get support from other young people who’ve already been there and done it.
With our help, you’ll understand how you can ‘do good’ and make a profit at the same time.
You’ll join a growing network of other young people who think the same way.
You’ll have great experiences that will build your skills and confidence.
Your UnLtd Award will contribute towards your NCS 16 hours of social action time.
We’ll support you to take risks with your idea that other organisations would not be able to help you with.

And, most importantly, you’ll have a great time doing it!

With UnLtd your NCS journey will continue to be as exciting and challenging as when you first started it.

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Changing the Wolrd Guide

Resource: 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 ran with it. The aim of this guide is to share our learning in the hope that it will support future young people who have ideas to make their world better.

Meet some of our award winners…

Details for regional delivery partners and local delivery partners:

We would like to work with Regional and Local Delivery partners who are offering NCS to young people. We offer you:

Social switch on Bootcamp session
Webinars
Learning papers from the sector
Bespoke partner training
16 hours validation for any of your graduates
Invite to all UnLtd events

Why UnLtd

 Over the past 12 years we’ve supported more than 5,500 young people to start their journeys as social entrepreneurs. We give them cash awards and support so they can turn something they feel passionate about into a real project to make their community a better place to live in.

We are increasingly working with partners to develop an ecosystem of support for budding social entrepreneurs.

Social Switch On bootcamp session

We’re giving you the chance to join one of 30 bootcamp sessions we’re holding around the country from April 2014.

Our bootcamps will inspire your NCS young people to develop a social action activity into a ‘social venture’.
Your NCS graduates will start to understand what being a ‘social entrepreneur’ is all about.

Get in touch to find out more

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 Resources

Change the World

LIVE TO CHANGE THE WORLD

UnLtd’s mission is to reach out and unleash the energies of people who can transform the world in which they live. We call these people social entrepreneurs.
Young people are central to UnLtd’s work. For more than a decade we have supported over 5,700 young social entrepreneurs.



Generation Citizen Report

INTRODUCING GENERATION CITIZEN REPORT

Demos is Britain’s leading cross-party think tank. They produce original research, publish innovative
thinkers and host thought-provoking events. They have spent 20 years at the centre of the policy
debate, with an overarching mission to bring politics closer to people.

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Generation Change

Generation Change

Generation Change is a partnership of 19 specialist youth social action organisations, including UnLtd. It’s transforming the UK by empowering more than half a million young people to take action in thousands of local communities and schools.

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Step Up To Serve

Step Up To Serve

Step Up To Serve wants to double the number of young people engaging in quality, meaningful youth social action opportunities to over 50% by 2020.

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NCS

NCS

NCS is a way for 15 to 17 year olds living in England and Northern Ireland to make extraordinary friendships, learn the skills they don’t teach you in class and create unforgettable memories.

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