James Newton, from YorSpace has won an award of £15, 000 from UnLtd, the UK’s foundation for social entrepreneurs. The funding and expert support from UnLtd will help the organisation make lasting social change in the community.
James, said: “Unltd are offering financial support to help our team create a framework for delivering long term, low cost, sustainable Community housing in York. The mentoring the Awards team offer is invaluable and the support underpins a huge amount of what makes our project a success.”
UnLtd is currently working hard with partners from both the public and private sectors to help deliver social impact by harnessing the huge potential of social entrepreneurs to solve society’s biggest challenges.
Mark Norbury, UnLtd CEO, said: “Tackling society’s most complex challenges requires a radical shift in thinking and practice. That’s why social entrepreneurs are so important – they create bold, sustainable innovations based on their lived experience of the issues they are seeking to address. It is wonderful to see this new cohort of award winners creating such social and economic value for their communities, while collaborating so well to get the most out of all their ideas, energy, resources and talent.”
The organisation is focused on three big impact areas; resilient communities, employability and solutions for an ageing society. More information on UnLtd’s latest funding opportunities is available online here.