Fellows Future Fund

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The Fellows Future Fund will be opening again later in 2022. See below on how to get updates.

The Fellows Future Fund has been running since 2019 and offers grants for further learning, innovation, and experimentation within our Fellows community. In summer 2022 The Fellows Future Fund will be awarding up to 4 SSE fellows, £10,000 and mentoring to help them make their enterprises more financially resilient and less grant reliant.

We are looking to fund projects that grow the traded income of the business, grow the impact that can be delivered and that can be scaled and continued without further grant funding.


The Fellows Future Fund is open to Fellows of SSE programmes:

  • That lasted more than six months
  • That ended at least 12 months ago

Even if you have attended multiple programmes, the most recent programme must have
ended at least 12 months ago. You cannot currently be on a long-duration programme,
nor can you be accepted to one starting later this year.

  • Your organisation must be a social purpose organisation that has a restriction on
    profit, so that most profits are returned for social purposes, and is asset locked.
  • It must be based in the UK but could be active anywhere in the world.
  • Your organisation must be established, with at least £25,000 income in the last
    year. If Covid severely affected your income in the last year, please get in touch.

Please read in full the eligibility criteria of the relevant guidance notes if you are interested in applying.

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