Social entrepreneurship is a rapidly growing movement and we are placing it at the heart of our University, as well as giving staff and students the chance to start up a social venture.
Students and graduates can apply for pot of funding up to £15,000 and support to help their idea or project to become a sustainable social enterprise. These ideas can be big or small but must aim to benefit the lives of others, whether it's on a University wide basis or international scale.
Support ranges from workshops and events through to funding for concept testing and to launch new ventures.
In April 2012, Birmingham’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team scooped the Wilkinson’s Entrepreneurship Award for the second year in a row and made it through to the UK National SIFE awards. As a university with civic roots and a strong portfolio in sustainable society research, it’s natural that many of the businesses we support are social enterprises.