Guinness Bring It To Life Awards

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The Guinness Bring It To Life Awards, in association with UnLtd and Rathbone, will work with people aged 25 – 35 who have a brilliant urban regeneration idea that will make a difference to their local community. People will receive a Guinness Bring It To Life Award through UnLtd and will have access to funding, training and volunteer support from Rathbone and Diageo Great Britain to bring their social ventures to life. The Guinness Bring it to Life Awards honour Arthur Guinness’ commitment to supporting local communities.

Guinness are looking for 19 driven individuals who are fast-moving social entrepreneurs with an initiative that will benefit people in any of the following cities: London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester. They are particularly interested in supporting initiatives in areas of particular need.

Guinness want to support people who have the energy and drive to transform their communities and neighbourhoods by hosting positive activities in community spaces:

You must be:

  • 25-35 at the time of submitting your application
  • Living and/or working in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham or London
  • The founder or lead person driving the initiative
  • In a position to apply as an individual or an informal group
  • Identify where you would personally benefit from support
Two levels of Award are available for entrepreneurs. 15 Catalyst Awards, each worth up to £2,200, are available for those who need the running costs to get their idea off the ground and 6 Development Awards, worth up to £15,000 each, are available for established social entrepreneurs to get their ventures fully operational.


Deadline for expressions of interest is 9th July 2010.

Click here for more information and to apply.