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Beatfreeks announced as an official Do it For Real Partner bringing £10,000 to aspiring young social entrepreneurs in Birmingham.


UnLtd announces Beatfreeks as one of twenty two Partners for the Do it For Real Programme.

UnLtd the foundation for social entrepreneurs have revealed the first ever Partners of the national Do it For Real programme which aims to help young people start, grow and build their social action projects.

Do it For Real is the new youth programme brought to you by Spirit of 2012, Comic Relief and UnLtd. The organisations have come together through a shared purpose to help young people in the UK, aged 11-30, discover their full potential and contribute to their communities, their futures and their livelihoods through social entrepreneurship. Impact Hub Birmingham joins the partnership offering free space to young people on the programme on a Monday night.

The partnership is a good opportunity for Beatfreeks to further broaden their offering to young people and inspire them to take active steps into social entrepreneurship and peer to peer mentoring through their specialised programme of cash, mentoring and space aptly named: “Powered By”.


Beatfreeks and Impact Hub Birmingham will offer a package of support to young people aged 16 to 30 to start a social action project or venture, including funding, expert help, one to one guidance and networking.


Anisa Haghdadi, Founder and CEO says “There’s a thirst and drive for young people in our city to not only take their careers into their own hands by setting up businesses but to make a real difference to others. Beatfreeks was started with a small grant from UnLtd just two years ago – it’s an incredible feeling to see the support come full circle and for us to now be supporting other young people to start their own creative and social ventures”


As a successful Partner, Beatfreeks will receive a package of support from UnLtd. This package includes £10,000 cash to award young social entrepreneurs, as well as expert help to develop the capacity and skills needed to support social entrepreneurs.

The Do it For Real programme is an exciting initiative that will enable partners to contribute to transforming the lives and outlook for thousands of young people ready to make a positive difference in their communities. For young people interested in applying for an Award of cash and support of between £500 and £5,000 they can find out more information here beatfreeks.com/poweredby or join us at the Launch Event on Monday 1st February 2016 7 – 9 pm at Impact Hub Birmingham



Notes to editors

Beatfreeks is an award winning youth engagement agency, based in Birmingham, helping young people and organisations to reach their potential by unleashing their creativity.

For more information about Beatfreeks go to www.beatfreeks.com

Twitter: @beatfreeks

Facebook: www.facebook.com/teambeatfreeks


About the Funders

Spirit of 2012 was established by the Big Lottery Fund in 2013 to empower people to get out, be involved and feel better. It ensures the spirit that radiated from the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics is felt by everyone, everywhere. By connecting events to communities across the country, we ensure investment is of local, regional and national benefit. Website: www.spiritof2012trust.org.uk


Comic Relief is a UK charity, which aims to create a just world, free from poverty. To date, Comic Relief has raised over £960 million. That money has helped, and is helping, people living incredibly tough lives, both at home in the UK and across the world.

Website: www.comicrelief.com


UnLtd is the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK and offers the largest such network in the world. It resources hundreds of individuals each year through its core Awards programme. It supports individuals who have their ventures firmly rooted in delivering positive social change. UnLtd’s mission is to reach out and unleash the energies of those who want to transform the world in which they live. Website:  www.unltd.org.uk



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