Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme

Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme gives social entrepreneurs the best possible chance of success by providing access to support and funding. 

There are two courses on offer, Start Up and Scale Up.

  • Start Up will help you get a new organisation up and running
  • Scale Up will help you grow a sustainable social enterprise

The support on offer

14 day Course

You will hear from expert practitioners and seasoned social entrepreneurs who will help you develop the skills needed to lead your organisation. You will also build a network of peers and get vital access to influencial people within the social enterprise sector.


Lloyds Banking Group employees have volunteered their time to act as business mentors. Your mentor will provide vital one-to-one support and guidance over a year.


Thanks to Lloyds Bank and The Big Lottery Fund England the course is free to attend and all participants receive a £4,000 grant at Start Up stage or £15,000 at Scale Up.

How the programme is funded

The programme has been generously funded by Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland, with additional funding from the Big Lottery Fund and a number of local organisations.