Social Enterprise EDGE Award
The Postcode Innovation Trust works in partnership with the Scottish EDGE - Scotland’s leading competition to identify and support the nation’s most promising entrepreneurial talent - to fund the Social Enterprise EDGE (SEE) Award.
The SEE Award provides blended grant and loan funding of up to £100,000 for winners of the award, which forms part of the Scottish EDGE competition. It is open to asset locked social enterprises whose work enriches communities and makes a contribution to society, tackling social and environmental problems in Scotland, nationally or abroad
Since 2018, we have helped to fund four social enterprises through this programme:
- The Turing Trust - The Turing Trust supports education in sub-Saharan Africa by reusing computers and improving teacher pedagogy. They provide skills development in the UK whilst reducing waste and contributing to an environmentally friendly society.
- Good Call - GoodCall CIC is the only dedicated mobile phone supplier that helps charities and social enterprises to find low cost mobile phone services so that they can focus on making a positive difference to the lives of others.
- Eat, Sleep, Ride - Eat, Sleep, Ride is a social enterprise targeting people experiencing mental health problems, those that have suffered abuse, lived in areas of high deprivation and other challenges such as drug/alcohol addiction through their horse riding school.
River Garden Enterprises - River Garden Enterprises provides a training and social enterprise development centre for people in the early stages of recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction.