Bank of Scotland unveil awards shortlist
Chrisanthi Giotis, Social Enterprise Magazine
Social Enterprise Ambassador Tim Campbell is on the shortlist to secure a £5m interest free loan from the Bank of Scotland’s Corporate Social Entrepreneur Awards.
The six finalists, drawn from across the UK, will find out their fate at an awards ceremony this coming Thursday night.
There are two different categories to be won. The first category offers up to £5m in loans, free of interest and arrangement fees for three years, or a one off cash donation of up to £500,000. A second category offers up to £1m in loan funding, again free of interest and arrangement fees for three years, or a one off cash donation of up to £100,000.
The finalists are:
London-based Bright Ideas Trust, a social enterprise set up by first winner of the BBC’s Apprentice Tim Campbell. The social enterprise helps 16-30 year olds who are currently Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET) or are from socially excluded groups which have the ambition to start up and build their own business.
Skye-based Columba 1,400 which designs and delivers high quality leadership programmes for young people from tough backgrounds.
Glasgow-based Gladiator Programme, an organisation which helps children pursue active lifestyles.
Glasgow-based Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres, which provide ground breaking care and support to cancer sufferers.
Stockton-based, A WAY OUT, an education and prevention charity for women and young people at risk of poverty, addiction and abuse.
Hinckley based anti-bullying campaigner Abbi Morrall Editor-in-Chief and writer for her own website www.abs-kids.co.uk