USE IT! programme opens social enterprise challenge with £3K awards; also, forthcoming awareness workshops

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USE IT! Programme — social enterprise challenge

iSE is delighted to announce that applications for the USE IT Challenge are now OPEN. The USE IT Challenge offers existing social enterprises the opportunity to WIN an award of £3,000 to help support the development of a new innovative product or service.

Challenge Criteria
» The Social Enterprise must be 2 years or older.
» The Social Enterprise needs to be based in Ladywood, Soho or Smethwick wards.
» The award is for Social Enterprises looking to develop a NEW product or service and take it to market.

Application process
6 social enterprises will be shortlisted and invited to a lock-in in November. Lock-In details will be shared but to give you an idea, you will work intensely on your product/service idea and at the end pitch to a panel. A winner will be selected by the panel.

Complete the application form.

Submit a 3-minute video telling us about the new product / service and why it should be shortlisted, and send it by email to Mariam Yate as an attachment.

Application deadline is Monday 16th October 16:00 pm.

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Forthcoming social value awareness workshops in Soho and Smethwick Wards as part of USE IT! programme — Pre-booking essential: Mariam Yate 0121 663 1711 or send mail:

Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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