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Nesta’s ShareLab Fund

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd April 2018
Continuing our series of business articles relating to homelessness and vulnerable people, we take a look at two social good platforms focused on housing. These platforms are both benefiting from funding from Nesta’s ShareLab Fund, a fund supporting organisations to develop and test business models that make an impact on social issues. A look at Fairbnb With 78,180 families ...
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Young entrepreneurs offered up to £10k to help create environmental solutions

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd August 2017
If you are aged 17-24, passionate about wanting a greener, healthier planet and have an idea of how digital tech could benefit the environment - then your luck is in. You could be applying for up to £10,000 from The Environment Now to bring your idea to life! The Environment Now is an exciting new opportunity care of O2’s Think Big that will fund 17-24 years olds up to £10k to c...
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VocTech Seed - £50k grant available for digital EdTech vocational learning projects

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th April 2017
VocTech Seed 2017 is aimed at innovative, early stage digital vocational learning projects that show real ambition to scale and eventually reach large numbers of learners. Ufi is about to launch a new call from their VocTech Seed fund. VocTech Seed offers up to £50,000 for projects lasting up to 12 months. Like all of their calls, this is looking for innovative ideas for using digital ...
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Social Entrepreneurs Ireland awards 2016 opens for applications

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th March 2016
“What if your Big Idea could change Ireland?” is the tagline for the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland awards which have just opened for applications… With applications opened from last week, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland have €600,000 available in funding and support to award up to 9 Irish social entrepreneurs. (Both NI and ROI) On an annual basis, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland...
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Ideas Fund Innovators

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st October 2013
The latest round of IdeasTap ‘Ideas Fund Innovators Awards’ is currently open and with the aim to award 20 more creative projects with £500 it’s worth taking a gander if you have...unsurprisingly a creative project that needs some cash and you are resident in the UK. Admittedly we do go on about these Ideastap folk a little here on Startacus, however the words awards, mone...
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Scottish Edge update

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st September 2013
With another £750k up for grabs,  the third round of the Scottish Edge fund closes for applications on the 18th September so we thought best to highlight it for any young Scottish entrepreneur or early stage startups out there. We featured the Scottish Edge fund last year when it was first opened for round one. Since then a colossal £1.2 million has been awarded to some 35 young ...
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Competitive Start Fund - Based in Ireland and looking to fund your startup?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th January 2013
Competitive Start Fund - Based in Ireland and looking to fund your startup? The latest call for applications to the Competitive Start Fund from Enterprise Ireland has just been made and with a closing date of 23rd January you will need to get your skates on if you want to apply. The purpose of the Enterprise Ireland Competitive Start Fund is to accelerate the growth of startup companies that hav...
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CIIF - Tapping into the creative potential of Northern Ireland

by: ~ 8th January 2013
The Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF) which is administered by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, with sectoral support from Northern Ireland Screen and Digital Circle (the representative organisation for Digital Content businesses in Northern Ireland), is once more on the lookout for businesses and individuals to apply for up to £10k of funding for projects, ideas and initiative...
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The Social Entrepreneurs Fund - Level 2 Awards now open...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th January 2013
Since its launch, the Social Entrepreneurs Fund has provided investment to the tune of £1.5 million for people all across Scotland to help them set up social enterprises and the good news is that it is still doing just that.The Fund’s Level 2 Awards have just re-opened and are open to entrepreneurial individuals in Scotland who are involved in the social enterprise sector. Could that b...
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The Big Venture Challenge

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th December 2012
Following on from the success of last year’s initiative, Unltd have once again committed to the Big Venture Challenge, to help would be social entrepreneurs get the necessary capital to realise their ideas fully as well as to help them scale their projects or ventures. The criteria for entry is pretty straightforward. All submitted ideas must:- provide an innovative and scalable solution to...
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