05 February 2019
Since 2016, Catch22 has been working with social entrepreneurs who have ideas that could transform how public services are delivered in England and Wales. The social entrepreneurs we support have direct experience of the problems that they are tackling, as a result of their own life experiences or because they have experience of delivering services on the frontline. We call this lived and learnt experience.
Examples include Natasha Porter, who founded Unlocked Graduates, which aims to attract high-calibre graduate talent to work in the UK prison service and inject new ideas, insights and energy into the rehabilitation of prisoners and Emmanuel Apkan-Inwang, the founder of Lighthouse, who has a new – potentially groundbreaking – concept for children’s care homes in the UK.
On February 18th, we will be launching an application process to identify up to three new social entrepreneurs with the support of the National Lottery Community Fund. Successful applicants will receive:
- a tailored programme of support over the course of two years;
- guidance from Catch22’s frontline delivery experts and services;
- a space to work alongside a friendly community of social entrepreneurs; and
- a £30k salary for the first year.
If you are interested or think you know someone else who might be, register here to learn more.