Funding

 

Ecwiti Fund

Social Firms Wales and UnLtd have partnered to find, fund and deliver support to social entrepreneurs in Wales, with a focus on those from marginalised backgrounds.

Recognising that the Covid-19 pandemic has entrenched already pronounced inequalities in Wales, Ecwiti aims to help those most affected. The Ecwiti programme is funded by the Welsh Government. It will work towards the outcomes set out in Transforming Wales through Social Enterprise, a 10-year vision to see social enterprise adopted as a business model of choice.

Between them the partners will offer around £120,000 in funding and support to a range of impactful social ventures to start, sustain and/or scale their businesses, on top of their existing offer of support.

In Wales, disabled people, Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, and people living in poverty (rural and urban) are all disproportionally affected by the pandemic.

Between December 2021 and March 2023 Social Firms Wales and UnLtd will be looking to fund social entrepreneurs in Wales who:

  • live or work in areas with high poverty rates
  • are Black, Asian and/or from a minority ethnic background
  • are disabled
  • have direct lived experience of the social issues they are setting out to solve

For further information:


E-mail: sanleonard@socialfirmswales.co.uk or janeryall@UnLtd.org.uk


To apply visit UnLtd

 

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