UnLtd – Funding Opportunities now open

Funding and support available now

We are excited to announce that funding and support is now on offer for social entrepreneurs based in Northern Ireland. In response to COVID-19, we have boosted our core awards programme for social entrepreneurs in Northern Ireland to ensure that support gets where it is most needed.

Get support to start up well and grow

We can support you to start or grow your business, whether you have an idea on paper or a social venture in practice already. We offer awards from £500 to £15,000 across three separate start-up packages for social entrepreneurs in Northern Ireland.

  • Try it awards support social entrepreneurs to test their hunches and ideas
  • Do it awards provide funding and support to help you get started and create a clear social impact
  • Grow it awards help social entrepreneurs already thriving to grow their impact and build a sustainable financial model

You will also receive 12-months one-to-one/peer support from UnLtd and our partners tailored around you to help you achieve your goals and grow your impact.

Our early stage awards are open call, meaning we are always open to receiving applications and will be giving out funding past this first deadline. 

We are committed to inclusion, and particularly welcome applications from social entrepreneurs who identify as Black, Asian or from a minority ethnic background, disabled people and leaders with direct lived experience of the issues that the social enterprise is addressing.  


Thrive is our social accelerator helping ambitious social ventures to scale. We are seeking applications from ventures developing products and services to improve quality of life for older adults and reduce health inequalities. 

Upon joining the programme, you will receive six months one-to-one intensive support running from January to June 2021. Support will be tailored around you and helping your social venture scale it’s impact. As part of an ambitious cohort of social entrepreneurs you’ll also get access to peer-support, customers, investors and partners through UnLtd’s network.

Deadline: Friday 30 October

Need anything else?

If you want to reach out to us about your idea or want to talk through an application (or anything else!), please email our Social Entrepreneur Support Manager based in Northern Ireland, Nuala Smyth