Teach First’s innovation awards now open to applications for 2017

Teach First's innovation awards now open to applications for 2017

Education charity Teach First is now accepting applicants for its Teach First innovation award.

The innovation award will give up to five social entrepreneurs a six-month, full-time salary of £15,000, allowing them to focus on their ideas to tackle educational inequality.

The charity will also provide winners with 12 months of support, including technical training, supportive mentoring and expert advice.

Since the awards launched in 2012, 15 winners have received a total of £175,000 to develop their enterprises.

Previous winners include Future Frontiers (pictured), who helped to develop the career aspirations of disadvantaged young people through one-to-one coaching and mentoring from university undergraduates.

An open day about the award will be held on November 17 at Bloomberg’s offices in Finsbury Square, central London.

Alternatively, would-be applicants can click here for more details.