The Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme has been awarded a UK Sponsorship Award. The Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs programme triumphed over a number of other initiatives to win best Charity and Corporate Engagement Community Sponsorship programme and was also shortlisted for the best Education and Learning Sponsorship.
Now in its 21st year, the UK Sponsorship Awards, which was hosted by Baron Michael Dobbs – British MP and author of House of Cards – celebrated sponsorship across all sectors, attracting global campaign entries, and small-scale, low-budget campaigns. Winners are selected by a panel of industry experts having provided compelling evidence of measurable and targeted contributions to pre-defined business objectives from the programmes they have led.
Launched in April 2012, the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme is a partnership between SSE, Lloyds Bank and The Big Lottery Fund. The programme provides social entrepreneurs with financial support (grants from between £4,000 – £15,000) and access to a comprehensive year-long learning programme delivered by the School for Social Entrepreneurs, as well as a mentor from Lloyds Banking Group. The Big Lottery Fund provides funding to the programme to cover the grants element, ensuring participants have to access to vital funding.
We are delighted to have won the award and look forward to supporting many more social entrepreneurs on the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme.