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Profile of registrant

The Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs (UnLtd)

Identification number in the register: 73213026678-96
Registration date: 14/09/11 17:08:17

The information on this organisation was last modified on 02/09/14 12:57:25
The date of the last annual update was 01/09/14 11:19:07

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: The Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs (UnLtd)
Acronym: UnLtd
Legal status: Charity and company limited by guarantee
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Raymond Tran
Position: Company Secretary and Director of Finance and HR

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Katharine Danton
Position: Director of Research and Policy

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 123 Whitecross Street 
London EC1Y 8JJ
Telephone number: (+44) 2075661100
Fax number: (+44) 2075661101
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: UnLtd is the foundation for social entrepreneurs. Our mission is to reach out and unleash the energies of people who can transform the world in which they live: people who we call social entrepreneurs. We work for a world where people act to make it better.

UnLtd builds leadership for social improvement. We look for the passionate, talented, resourceful people who are determined to solve social or environmental problems. We back large numbers of people to start new social ventures, as their first steps into social entrepreneurship. UnLtd is prepared to take risks and recognises that not all will succeed; but many will develop community level ventures, and some will go on to take their social ventures to scale. Others may learn from the experience and come back more strongly as social leaders in the future. We will assist them to succeed.

Our approach is to offer seed funds, development support and networking opportunities in a tiered set of awards, from first steps to going to scale. We are focused on people more than their enterprises, and on the early stages of their journeys. Our core funds come from the £100m endowment of the Millennium Awards Trust, on top of which we bring in additional resources in cash and in kind to expand our impact.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 89
Complementary information: UnLtd has 89 full time equivalent employees based in the United Kingdom; the majority of these staff work directly with individual social entrepreneurs to support them in developing social ventures with UnLtd funding. UnLtd's research and policy team of eight people work towards UnLtd's strategic objective to help develop the ecosystem of support for social entrepreneurs in the UK and beyond, through action research, dissemination and policy work.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Communication and meetings with European Commission officials related to policy and practice on social entrepreneurship, primarily in the context of the Social Business Initiative. Attendance at workshops and conferences.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enterprise
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Youth


Total number of members that are natural persons: 11
Number of member organisations: 0
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

UnLtd is a member of and incubates the Global Social Entrepreneurship Network, whose 42 members across 29 countries are all organisations that support early stage social entrepreneurs.

Financial data

Financial year: 04/2013 - 03/2014
Total budget: 15,438,331
of which public financing: 3,072,502
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 0
- Grants: 0
- from national sources: 3,072,502
- from local/regional sources: 0
from other sources: 12,365,829
- donations: 43,593
- contributions from members:
Grants : 8,065,861
Investment income : 4,213,682
Trading income : 42,693
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.