Money Available for Projects Elevating Education, Training and Employment

It’s no secret that Crowdfunder has money to give away, but do you know if your project is eligible to receive this extra funding?

The Santander Changemaker is a fund that looks to help social enterprises, small charities and community groups to deliver projects in the UK that create innovative solutions to improve communities. Phew! It’s a broad spectrum of possibility for projects, so we thought that you might like to see what sorts of projects have already successfully received this extra funding.

The Santander Changemaker backs campaigns that grow insight and knowledge or build skills to some extent – essentially, projects that truly reflect ideas of education, training and employment.

Unloc Enterprise Academy Roadshow

Changemaker Funds: £4,000

An exciting community programme that aims to tackle, through the medium of enterprise, the age-old social problem of low aspiration in young people from disadvantaged communities and promote entrepreneurship & self employment as a genuine career path option. 

The Severn Project CIC
Changemaker Funds: £10,000
Bristol based CIC using the production of food as a vehicle to provide education training and employment to socially excluded people.

Access Aspiration

Changemaker Funds: £10,000
Supporting schools with career and university support. The charity behind this project help students to improve their confidence, networks, CVs and employability.

Growing Better CIC
Changemaker Funds: £10,000
Growing Better support and advocate for people facing mental health challenges by providing a range of therapeutic, social and work opportunities – ultimately uniting mental health and business success in an urban farming social enterprise.

Exeter Bike Workshop
Changemaker Funds: £8,000

This team of bike mechanics and employment specialists from two established charities set up a bike workshop to create real employment opportunities for the homeless & excluded.

If you have an eligible project that the Crowd supports, we’ll provide the final 50% to help you reach your target. Together we can use the power of ideas to create social change.

If you want to find out more, or would like help by speaking to someone about our funds then email

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