Call up from PowerUp for budding entrepreneurs

In the hope to create positive social change across the Liverpool City Region, PowerUp Liverpool is calling upon budding entrepreneurs to come forward.


PowerUp is the latest of many courses run by the School for Social Entrepreneurs, in partnership with the Lloyd Banking Group.

Lloyds Banking Group Social Entrepreneurs programme plays a vital role in the bank’s business strategy of helping Britain prosper.

In its third year, an existing partnership with the School for Social Entrepreneurs, supports social entrepreneurs in communities – to help stimulate economic growth and regeneration across the UK.

There are twenty participants on the PowerUP programmes and the Group has also committed to support 1,300 social entrepreneurs on the programme by 2017

The scheme is aimed at potential social entrepreneurs that have been affected by gang culture and those from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to reforming their lives.  It will provide a life-changing opportunity for at least ten Liverpool City Region based social entrepreneurs who are looking to start a new social businesses.

Successful applicants will be awarded a place on a nine-month course with School for Social Entrepreneurs fully funded by the Cabinet Office and will receive a business mentor from Lloyds Banking Group.

The scheme is also open to social entrepreneurs of all ages who are leading social businesses that support young people affected by gang culture.

Head of the School for Social Entrepreneurs North West, Sylvia Pearson said:

“We know that the most innovative solutions to pressing social issues- such as gang culture- often come from those who are living within the communities most affected or have first-hand experience of the issue they are looking to tackle. We’re excited to launch the PowerUP Liverpool scheme, as we can now support 10 more social entrepreneurs to start a social businesses and develop sustainable solutions to the issues facing today’s youth.”

Young people from the age of 18 from the Liverpool City Region who have been affected by gang culture are eligible to apply by filling in the application form at , from now until April 30.




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