We provide cutting-edge support and loan investment opportunities designed for your social venture

Seedbed is one of ten projects in the UK funded by the Social Incubator Fund which is backed by the Cabinet Office. It is a new type of social accelerator programme that will offer intensive support and investment for social ventures in the South West.

Since launching in April 2015, the Seedbed programme has helped 30 social ventures to grow. Having completed our first year, we are looking to recruit eight social ventures for the second stage of our accelerator programme, the Growth Stage, in 2016.

Aimed at social ventures that are further ahead in terms of growth, but will benefit from advice and loan support to reach their goal, the Growth Stage takes the programme one step further.

If you’re interested in joining our development and investment programme for 2016, visit our how to apply page to download the application form. The application deadline is 5pm, Friday 29 April 2016. Interviews will take place on 16, 17, 19 and 20 May, with the shortlist also announced on 20 May.

To find out more, you can download our Guidance Notes You can also join our mailing list to receive all the latest updates from Seedbed.