Supporting Britain's social enterprises

The Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme is a pioneering initiative, delivered through our partnership with the School for Social Entrepreneurs and the Big Lottery Fund.

Find out more about the programmes by visiting Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland.

School for Social Entrepreneurs Programme Graduations

The School for Social Entrepreneurs Graduations

In October and November 2016, nearly 300 students graduated from the 2015/6 cohort of the Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs programme, delivered in partnership with The School for Social Entrepreneurs and Big Lottery. Each one of these brilliant and passionate individuals have participated in a year-long programme benefiting from financial support and comprehensive learning support including a business mentoring scheme.

Learn more about the graduations by clicking here.

Sophie Unwin is the Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2016

Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2016

Five entrepreneurs from the Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Scale Up programme were shortlisted for the Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2016, with a chance of winning £10,000. The finalists have championed diverse social causes – from gender diversity and trans rights, to using gardening to support army veterans.

Sophie Unwin of Remade in Edinburgh has been announced as the winner of the Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2016, receiving the grand prize of £10,000.

Carolyn Edwards of Genie In The Gutter in Liverpool took home the second prize of £6,000 and Adam Annand of London Bubble in London was awarded £4,000 in third place.

You can learn more about the winner and each of the finalists by clicking here

To learn more about the programme, see the social entrepreneurs' stories here.