The deadline for applications to the latest Power Up Scotland programme is 11:59pm on Friday 17th September.
Power Up Scotland is a mentorship programme from Big Issue Invest and their partners, which develops early-stage social enterprises and social businesses through investment, business support and cross-sector partnerships.
Applications are open to social enterprises and charities in Scotland who are still in their early stages (with up to 3 years’ trading history); Power Up Scotland is committed to seeing these social businesses grow, and will help them with the tools they need to do so.
As a pre-seed accelerator programme, each social enterprise receives 3 months of mentorship from a team of corporate professionals, who are not only focused on the organisation becoming investment ready, but also addressing the specific needs of the organisation, providing:
- access to social finance and investment readiness support
- potential routes to market through Big Issue Invest’s partners
- specialised business support from senior corporate and public sector partners
- leadership development to create a sustainable social business
After the 3 month programme, each organisation is invited to pitch for up to £50,000 of investment.
For further information, including how to apply, please visit the Big Issue Invest website.