Get your project off the ground


Oxford Hub is delighted to work with the University of Oxford's Research Services to offer Oxford University staff and students the Social Enterprise Awards.

The awards help individuals and teams to take action and make the world a better place. Since 2013, over 40 different ventures have been supported, from a community cafe to a soap recycling enterprise. You can find examples of our latest award winners below, as well as plenty of in depth case studies on Enterprising Oxford's website.

Through the Award Scheme we offer social entrepreneurs:

  • Funding: depending on whether your proposal is a vague plan or a tried and tested model, we have two options. The first is a Try It award of up to £500, or secondly you may apply for a Do It Award of up to £5000.

  • Support: including check ins and training with staff, introductions to our network, free publicity and room hire at our home on Turl Street.

  • Community: the opportunity to join a community of ambitious individuals tackling social and environmental issues in Oxford, whether through social enterprise, placements, or volunteering. Find us at speaker panels, socials, fundraisers and more - stay up to date with our latest events by subscribing to our newsletter and liking us on Facebook.

Applications for our latest round of Social Enterprise Awards closed on the 29th of May. To express your interest for future opportunities use the form below. If helpful, we can then arrange a time to meet and discuss your idea and the available support.

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Meet our latest Social Enterprise Award winners…

Uncomfortable Oxford

Uncomfortable Oxford runs public engagement walking tours, lectures, and workshops on Oxford's 'uncomfortable' past.


EqualApply is a job advertisement website designed to allow people with learning disabilities to apply for jobs more easily.


Coffee Ambassadors aims to connect Oxford Uni students and postdocs who want to chat with (experienced) peers who want to listen. At a local café. Over a free coffee.


ZeroOut is a new initiative providing solutions to wasteful move-out packaging and the coordination issues that keep items from circulating around Oxford.


OAP are a young not-for-profit that maps building accessibility for wheelchair users in Oxford.


OYC provide cycle training and mentoring, taking young people (aged 14+) cycling on Oxfordshire country roads and helping them to develop their potential for racing.


Common Ground Café & Social Workspace is a social enterprise pop-up in an Oxford University building, open to everyone.


EcoSync have come up with a solution addressing all 3 issues of CO2 pollution, cost and wasted energy – and the solution is simple: stop heating empty rooms.


1 Million Women To Tech is a global online technology education program for women run by a small charity ABC Education

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