Royal London Changemakers Programme 

Innovative solutions that help people build financial resilience or enabling a fair and inclusive move to net zero.


Royal London, in partnership with The School for Social Entrepreneurs, is thrilled to kick off the third round of their groundbreaking Changemakers programme.

We’re looking for innovative, ambitious leaders of social enterprise and social ventures in UK and Ireland working in two key areas aligned to Royal London’s purpose:

  • Building financial resilience in society
  • Enabling a fair and inclusive move to net zero

Changemakers offers social entrepreneurs a year-long, in-depth and supportive learning programme based on your business needs, a substantial grant to support your business development, bespoke consultancy, and opportunities to work with Royal London to create change and scale your impact.

Who it’s for

Rather than be prescriptive around the specific types of venture we would like to work with, we are looking for applicants with great ideas and exciting new solutions. If you can answer ‘yes’ to the following questions , we want to hear from you:

  • Are you the leader of a social enterprise working to:
    • build financial resilience in society or
    • enable a fair and inclusive move to net zero
  • Do you have an innovative and scalable solution – an improvement on an existing model or a new idea?
  • Are you working towards sustainability through trading?
  • Are you ambitious about growing and expanding your impact?

What are the benefits?

Participants on this programme receive:  

  • A full programme of support, including 1-2-1 expert consultancy, learning sessions and action learning with other social entrepreneurs. You’ll benefit from SSE’s practical learning style and Action Learning approach. No textbooks – just inspiring people who’ve been there and done it and are motivated by social impact.  
  • A substantial grant (between £10k – £30k) to help scale your organisation’s impact
  • The chance to collaborate, and build a relationship with Royal London 


Key details

When does the programme begin? The programme will kick off in September 2024, with regular learning sessions until July 2025. Participants will then be able to access a consultancy package until December 2025.

Where will the programme take place?  The programme will be a combination of online learning sessions and in person residentials.

How many learning sessions will there be? 12 in total.

How much does it cost to take part? Thanks to the generosity of Royal London, the programme is completely free.

How to apply

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