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Dragons Den opportunity in Cirencester for two days only

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Got a good idea and the drive to push it forward but need some support to get it off the ground? Bromford has partnered with UnLtd in Cirencester to offer local young people aged between 13 and 25 the opportunity to pitch their ideas with money up for grabs.

The partnership is looking for ideas that will make a real difference to people in Gloucestershire and/or the wider UK, meet a clear social need and have the potential to become financially sustainable. Ideas that could help your community such as identifying people who might need support, equipment or help with learning a new skill? *

There will be two chances to pitch on Monday, 22 April and Friday, 24 May with cash awards on offer between £500 and £5,000 along with support and guidance for one year.

“Everyone is welcome to come and have a go,” said Clare Bartlett of Bromford. “We joined forces with UnLtd as their aim of supporting people to run projects to help others and the communities they live in chimes with ours in helping people to be the best they can be.”

Julie Carthy from UnLtd said: “We would love to see people who are motivated by positive social change, who would like the opportunity to develop skills in running a social enterprise and who are passionate about making things happen.”

The Dragons Den style panel will be made up of Des Coates from Cirencester Community Development Trust, Wendy from Natwest business management team, Julie Carthy from Unltd, Simon Musgrove-Wethey from Cirencester Rotary club and Clare Bartlett from Bromford.

Local youngsters who want to change the world for the better are invited to bring their ideas to the pitching sessions which will be held at Bingham Gallery, Dyer Street, Cirencester on Monday, 22 April and Friday, 24 May at 7pm.

Case study
*Cheryl and Heather saw the need to provide opportunities for people with mild learning difficulties or mental health issues to gain experience, skills and confidence in the workplace to prepare them for future employment. UnLtd was able to provide them with initial advice and support and funding to purchase a coffee machine, equipment and marketing materials which helped them set up a café that is already having a very positive impact on the individuals it supports.