Centrica are looking for applications from entrepreneurs in Cardiff Central for a business accelerator programme to help get their new initiatives off the ground.

Wales’ brightest entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs have the chance to gain financial investment and support through The Ignite ‘Big Energy Idea’ Accelerator Programme – to turn their innovative energy idea into a reality.  The only criteria is that the idea must make a positive difference to society.  Successful applicants will receive a package of pre-investment support including specialist knowledge from Centrica experts, as well as the opportunity to apply for investment.

Ignite is the UK’s first impact investment fund that focuses on energy, providing firms with the funding and expertise they need to help achieve their potential and make a positive impact on society.  Since 2014, the programme has supported more than 25 enterprises across the country, committing investment totalling £8 million so far to businesses that are passionate about building a better and more energy efficient future.

It’d be great to see projects from Wales securing support and financial investment in this round of applications.

Enterprises must submit their applications to the Big Energy Idea before 31 January. If shortlisted, they will be asked to pitch to a panel of industry and social enterprise experts in February.

To find out more, please visit ignitesocialenterprise.com.

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