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Social EDGE Social Enterprise Award

Social EDGE, Scottish EDGE’s social enterprise targeted special award has returned to the latest round of the competition, offering up to £100k funding for innovative social enterprises in Scotland.

Applications to Scottish EDGE Round 14, which launched on 28th January 2019, will be accepted through the competition online portal at scottishedge.com until 4th March 2019 at 2pm, requiring a completed application and a short video pitch.

As Scotland’s leading competition to identify and support the nation’s most promising entrepreneurial talent, Scottish EDGE launched Social EDGE in partnership with Postcode Innovation Trust last year to encourage applications from social enterprise businesses.

As with all Scottish EDGE main category and special awards, Social EDGE is a prize of up to £100,000 – 60% loan and 40% grant – for the top Social Enterprise business idea in rounds 13 and 14 of the Scottish EDGE competition.

Evelyn McDonald, CEO of Scottish EDGE said: “There is a misconception that Scottish EDGE, with its strong focus on business growth, is not supportive of businesses whose profits are 100% reinvested back into their social and/or environmental purpose. In reality, we believe that the need for social entrepreneurs and their solutions to tackling global inequalities is greater now than ever.

“The generous support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery will allow Scottish EDGE, through the Social Enterprise EDGE Award, to raise the profile of the innovative businesses working to overcome those barriers, and to truly take Scottish social entrepreneurship mainstream.”

To apply to Scottish EDGE or to find out more, please visit: scottishedge.com

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