Business Support

Thrive Accelerator

UnLtdUnLtd have launched ‘Thrive’, a brand new three-year Accelerator programme which will provide intensive support to social ventures addressing ‘Access to Employment’ and wanting to scale up

UnLtd are looking for 20 social ventures operating anywhere in the UK that are improving access to employment for those distant from the labour market.

Thrive is a unique and exciting programme which gives you the chance to grow your business, and ultimately deliver greater social impact.

UnLtd are looking for ventures who can evidence traction in their market and who can point to social impact being delivered.

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What’s on offer:

Each successful social venture will receive six months of intensive 1:1 bespoke business support alongside additional pro-bono support from a number of flagship partners, such as UBS and Hogan Lovells.

Support is tailored, but is built around:

• Business planning, financial modelling & strategic advice
• Raising capital
• Developing routes to market
• Accessing specialist advice
• Developing governance
• Evidencing impact and refining your theory of change

UnLtd are also offering the opportunity to secure up to £50,000 of repayable capital if it is appropriate for your growth plans.

How to apply

Expressions of interest are now open and the deadline to join the 2018 programme is Tuesday, 27 March 2018 at 11:59.

If successful, full applications need to be submitted by Tuesday, 24th April.

Interviews for shortlisted applicants will take place on 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 11th and 12th June.

The programme of support will run from 2nd July until 21st December 2018.

For more information and to submit an expression of interest, visit