How to apply

Thank you for your interest in Social Business Trust. We welcome applications from social enterprises across all sectors. Please have a look at the selection criteria below and if you would like to apply for support, please follow the instructions under how to apply.

We have fairly rigorous selection criteria that ensure the business model is sustainable and is capable of driving growth. We do this to ensure maximum long-term impact.

Typically, the social enterprises we help exhibit the following:

  • A robust business model
  • A proven track record
  • Ambitious growth plans
  • A willingness to change
  • A well-defined need for the support that we offer.

If after reading our selection criteria you are unsure about whether to make an application, please don’t hesitate to contact us to talk it through.

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The commitment of these investors is to contribute £15m of cash and in-kind support over a 3-5 year period.

  • Bain & Company
  • British Gas
  • Clifford Chance
  • Credit Suisse
  • EY
  • Permira
  • Thomson Reuters