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Last month, UnLtd – the foundation for social entrepreneurs – launched the #Spaces4Change programme at the Impact Hub in Digbeth.

Have you ever seen an empty space and thought “I could do something with that”?

Spaces for Change (S4C) is an England-wide programme, with the aim of finding, funding, supporting and connecting young people aged 16 to 24-years-old to start and run social ventures that unlock the potential of unused or under-utilised spaces for the benefit of the local community, especially other young people.

UnLtd are looking for ambitious young people who want to make a difference in their own communities through purposeful business. This challenge is around spaces: so could mean creating recording studios, performance spaces, boxing gyms, community gardens, performance spaces or something else entirely!

From 2016-2019, 100 awards will be available for young leaders consisting of up to £5,000 project funding, a dedicated award manager providing tailored support, cohort support, and peer-to-peer networking opportunities for sharing knowledge and learning.

Not just that, but anyone aged 18 to 24-years-old who takes part will also have the opportunity to crowdfund alongside their award with support by Spacehive.

To find out more about the project, visit the Spaces for Change website here.

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