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Getting Started Financing Kickstarter A crowdfunding website.

Inspiring Enterprise (RBS) www.inspiringenterprise. Financial support, advice and guidance for setting up your venture.

Spaces The Youth Funding Network Crowfunding for projects run by young people.

The Awesome Foundation www.awesomefoundation. org Monthly crowdfunding events through which you could win £1000 to start your project.

UnLtd Financial support, advice and guidance for setting up your venture.

Ziferblat net Pay-per-minute cafe. Everything is free except the time.

Catch 22 Services for people in tough situations who want to turn their lives around.

London Youth Support Trust Provides space and support to young people to help them start businesses.


Google Campus london/en Free space for tech start ups.

IDEO’s Human Design Toolkit Resources to help you design excellent solutions to problems.

Somewhere to Free spaces for 16-25 year olds for creative or community activities.

Nesta’s DIY Toolkit Resources to help you develop ideas and innovate.

Getting Started Competitions School Enterprise Challenge www. schoolenterprisechallenge. org Student lead business competition for students around the world.

Tycoon in Schools www.tycooninschools. com National enterprise competition set up by Peter Jones of Dragons’ Den.

National Enterprise Challenge

www. nationalenterprisechallenge.

The largest schools’ enterprise challenge in the UK.

Inspiration Events & Conferences

NCS- The Challenge Young people can join to work on community projects and participate in residential trips.

Emerge Conference www.emergeconference. Brings together students, professionals, entrepreneurs, organisations and activists for talks, workshops and to share ideas in Oxford.

Groups & Networks Skoll World Forum Brings together leaders, thinkers, artists, and innovators to inspire and challenge each other in entrepreneurial approaches to global challenges in Oxford once a year.

Make Sense A site that crowd sources ideas to solve social problems. You can submit your own problem or contribute an idea to someone else’s.

Marmalade Three day event for social projects that runs at the same time as the Skoll World Forum in Oxford.

Impact Hub Social enterprise coworking space and community.

RSA topics/social-enterprise Resources on social entrepreneurship and innovation, and their Social Entrepreneurs Network holds regular monthly breakfasts.

NACUE The UK’s leading membership organisation for engaging students in enterprise. Gives college and university students the opportunity to boost their skills, confidence and aspirations through student-led enterprise societies.

Generation Change www.generationchange. A partnership of 18 specialist youth social action organisations transforming the UK by empowering over half a million young people to take action in thousands of local communities.

Inspiration Blogs & Books Citizenship Foundation www. uk Inspiring young people to take part in society as equal members.

National Council for Voluntary Youth Services A diverse network of national organisations and regional and local networks that work with and for young people.

Ashoka The largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide.

Youth Action Net One of the world’s largest networks of young social entrepreneurs.

Pioneers Post An online and printed magazine that reports social enterprise related news.

Stanford Social Innovation Review Covers nonprofit strategy, leadership, entrepreneurship and impact investing, among many other topics. Thinking Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman A look at the two systems in our mind that can make or break our ability to move forward and succeed in life.

Fast Coexist A platform reporting on the latest innovations in health, sustainability and wellbeing. How to Change the World (The School of Life) John Paul Flintoff A reminder that through the generations, society has been transformed by the actions of individuals who understood that if they didn’t like something, they could change it. Start Something that Matters Blake Mycoskie An easy and inspiring read, the founder of TOMS teaches that it really is possible to marry fun, profit and social good.

Education & Training Informal Training

School for Social Entreprenuers Courses to help start, sustain, and scale social enterprises.

O2 Think Big They help young people launch ideas and to benefit the places where they live.

Campaign Bootcamp www. Learn how to campaign better for the issues you care about.

National Citizen Service A programme for 15 to 17 year olds living in England and Northern Ireland to learn the skills they don’t teach you in class and create unforgettable memories.

Young Enterprise www.young-enterprise. A charity that empowers young people to harness their personal and business skills.

Business Launchpad www.businesslaunchpad. Business Launchpad offers a full business startup programme for young entrepreneurs 17-30 years old.

The Escape School The career, life & startup education you never got at school.

Princes Trust uk Free employability and enterprise programmes for 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed or struggling at school.

Football Beyond Borders www. footballbeyondborders. org Football Beyond Borders uses the power of football to inspire young people to achieve their goals and make their voices heard.

The Uprising leadership and employability programmes for 16-25 year olds.

The Winch They provide activities, opportunities and support to people in the borough of Camden.

Frontline A programme to train outstanding individuals to be leaders in social work and broader society.

Education & Training

Leaders Unlocked www.leaders-unlocked. org Leaders Unlocked exists to allow young people and underrepresented groups to have a stronger voice on the issues that affect their lives.

Copenhagen Youth Project A youth project working to create and sustain a positive youth culture that inspires children and young people to plan, initiate and lead their own projects.

Schools London Footbal Journeys www. londonfootballjourneys. org A charity that brings young people together to share new experiences, find common ground and overcome postcode prejudices through football.

The Queen’s Young Leaders www.queensyoungleaders. com A programme that discovers and supports exceptional young people from across the commonwealth.

Stanley Park High School www.stanleyparkhigh. An Ashoka Changemaker School. Their students learn things to make the world better, to help their local community, to prepare them for the real world, and for their own enjoyment.

School 21 Another Ashoka Changemaker School.

Brighton College uk The college provides a course in entrepreneurship for all members of the Lower Sixth.

Plymouth College www.plymouthcollege. com The Entrepreneurial Society organises seminars, practical workshops, networking events, competitions and trips to cutting edge companies.

Kensington Creates The business centre of Kensington Aldridge Academy. A coworking hub and business incubator designed to help young entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.

Education & Training

Darwen Aldridge Community Academy sixthform They have leadership and entrepreneurship programmes.

Higher education

Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government Master of Public Policy

LSE Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses in Social Policy socialPolicy/Study/Home

Royal College of Art MA/ MSc Innovation Design Engineering school-of-design/ innovation-designengineering

Forum for the Future Masters in Leadership for Sustainable Development www.forumforthefuture. org/leadershipsustainabledevelopment

People Young social entrepreneurs

Tom Chigbo @TomChigbo A community organiser who set up Leeds Citizens. He was the first black president of Cambridge University Students Union and was featured in the Power List of Britain’s 100 most influential black people.

Lauren Currie @Redjotter Lauren co-founded Scottish service design agency, Snook. She was recently named one of Britain’s 50 New Radicals by The Observer and one of Management Today’s Top 35 women under 35.

Josh Macalister @JoshMacAlister Chief Executive of Frontline, a new social work graduate scheme modelled on Teach First, recently included in the Times’s list of the top 100 graduate employers.

Adam O’Boyle @adamoboyle Adam co-founded Student Hubs, the UK’s leading student volunteering charity. Katie Slee @katie_slee Katie co-founded Settle, a charity that helps young people living in supported accommodation to move into independent living. Josh Falconer Roberts @Josh_F_Roberts Founder of the Middle Ground, a social enterprise transforming unused spaces into community venues.

Laura Bates @EverydaySexism Laura Bates is the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, a collection of over 10,000 women’s daily experiences of gender inequality. Adam Pike @adampike He founded BeyondMe, a movement where businesses and charities join together to make a meaningful impact on the world.

Greta Rossi @AkashaInnov Co-founder and Chief Empathy Officer at Akasha Innovation, a not-forprofit social enterprise providing transformative training for young changemakers.

People Experts in Young social entrepreneurship

Josh Babarinde @JoshBabarinde Founder of Cracked It! A social enterprise that teaches young people at risk of joining gangs how to fix cracked IPhone screens. James Lavender Founder of Ideas Globally, empowering young people to start international development projects.

Established social entrepreneurs Rob Trimble @Rob_Trimble He leads the awardwinning Bromley-By-Bow Centre in East London. They have pioneered co-location of health, housing, employability, legal and wellbeing services in a beautiful, art-filled space in one of the most deprived parts of the country.

Dominic Campbell @dominiccampbell Founder of FutureGov. A digital government specialist and social innovator with a background in government policy, communications and technology-led change. Tom Rippin Chief Executive of On Purpose, a social enterprise leadership programme for earlymid career professionals.

Shami Chakrabarti @libertyhq Director of Liberty, a civil liberties advocacy organisation, called ‘the most dangerous woman in Britain’ by the Sun.

David Reed www.generationchange. Director of Generation Change, which facilitates a partnership of the UK’s leading youth social action organisations.

Jess Barratt @jessbarratt Founder and CEO of Franklin Scholars, a social enterprise working in secondary schools across England. Nick Nielsen @nick_nielsen An entrepreneur, trainer and coach. He founded youth empowerment charity Envision and more recently has worked to support a range of social ventures through coaching, training, and organisational development.


Laura Baynton Head of the What Works team in the Cabinet Office, leading the ‘What Works’ initiative which is all about getting local and national decision-makers to generate, transmit and adopt robust evidence to inform better public spending decisions. Andrea Coleman @AKColemanNY Andrea works for Bloomberg Philanthropies, the charitable foundation of Michael Bloomberg, the former Mayor of New York. Livity and Somewhere To_ Livity is a youth marketing agency that works in close collaboration with young people. Somewhere To_ provides young people with affordable spaces to establish and run projects.