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Springboard Programme - 2017 Incubating social enterprises

In February 2017, Badur Foundation re-launched its Social Enterprise Competition in cooperation with NESsT to identify and  develop social enterprises that improve the employment chances and livelihood of people in deep poverty. The competition provides organisations or teams working in highly disadvantaged communities with vital professional and financial support for starting a new social enterprise. 

The Call for Application was launched in 2017 February and close to twenty applications were received. After the thorough assessment of the applications, Badur in cooperation with NESsT selected six organisations that receive a 5-month training and one-on-one mentoring from NESsT to elaborate their business plans. The selected organisations and teams are the following:

- Bagázs Association, Bag

- Fényhozók programme, Baks

- Kiút programme, Szabolcs-Szatmár County

- “Lehetőség a Családoknak 2005” Foundation, Mosonmagyaróvár

- NMCKKSzSz, Bátonyterenye

- Romama Social Cooperative, Lak

After the final pitch in November 2017, Badur Foundation will award up to two organisations with financial support to start their venture. The available funding is 10,000,000 HUF. Additionally, the selected organisations may receive further capacity building tailored to their needs.