Seda Catalyst Awards 2014

Helping Ambitious Social Entrepreneurs To Grow Their Ventures

A new SEDA Catalyst Award to support early stage social ventures with high-growth potential has been launched by UnLtd and leading financial services company Santander.

The award offers social entrepreneurs £5,000 cash and a 12-month development and growth support package.

It is aimed at established ventures that have great potential to make real, positive social change but need targeted support to grow and move to the next stage of their development.

The SEDA Catalyst Award is being offered by Santander and UnLtd as part of Santander’s wider Social Enterprise Development Awards (SEDA):

We will make 70 SEDA Catalyst Awards each year over the next three years.

To be eligible for a Catalyst Award you must:

  • be 18 or over and living in the UK
  • be a social entrepreneur with an established venture that has been up and running for a minimum of 12 months
  • be committed to an intensive programme of experiential learning and be excited by the prospect of peer-to-peer support

Your venture will:

  • have an average annual turnover of between £25,000 and £75,000
  • address a recognised social issue and demonstrate early potential to deliver high social impact.
  • have a business model and idea that have been tested
  • have identified new potential sources of sustainable income
  • have identified clear opportunities for growth and is receptive to working with UnLtd and Santander in maximising these

Social entrepreneurs can apply for a SEDA Catalyst Award now by completing an application form. The deadline for submitting your application is 16 June 2014, at 5pm.You can find the application form and more information about the SEDA Catalyst Award, including the eligibility criteria, on our website at