USE IT | Social Enterprise Challenge Award – OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

We are delighted to announce that applications for the USE IT Challenge are now OPEN.

The USE IT Challenge offers existing Social Enterprises the opportunity to WIN an award of £3000 to help support the development of a new innovative product or service.


Application deadline is Monday 16th October 16:00 pm.

The Social Enterprise must be 2 years or older.

The Social Enterprise needs to be based in Ladywood, Soho or Smethwick wards.

The award is for Social Enterprises looking to develop a NEW product or service and take it to market.


6 Social Enterprises will be shortlisted and invited to a lock-in in November. Lock-In details will be shared but to give you an idea, you will work intensely on your product/service idea and at the end pitch to a panel. A winner will be selected by the USE IT Challenge Panel.


Complete the application form on the following link:

Submit a 3 minute video telling us about the new product / service and why it should be shortlisted, sent to as an attachment

We look forward to receiving your applications and wish you all the best of luck!

This project is co-financed by the European Regional and Development Fund through the Urban Innovative Actions Initiative