We were approached to become a Star Partner with an organisation called UnLtd. UnLtd support people with a good business idea, which benefits the community, by offering them funding to get started and support to make their enterprise a success.
In Whitley Bay UnLtd offer the Star People programme, an award of up to £500 to test out an idea (Try It Award) up to £5000 to make an idea happen (Do It Award) and up to £15000 to take an established enterprise to the next level (Build It Award).
Our role is to support award winners in Whitley Bay, by offering a bit of practical support and planning, someone to talk things through with and pointing them in the direction of other support available locally.
There are some great enterprises supported by UnLtd in Whitley Bay – the Jam Jar Cinema, the Yoga Station, Coastal Media and Culture and many more.
We got involved in this work because we want to learn, we want to play our part locally and because we are nosy! We love being involved in things which go beyond what we normally do, you never know where it may take you – what we do know is that the more connections we have, the more people we support will benefit.
You can find out more about UnLtd here;