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Let's build
a better FUTURE

today, for tomorrow.


The initiative

Across Europe, social innovators are working towards solving today's biggest challenges set forth by the Sustainable Development Goals. As new models of business, formal and informal innovations taking place are a positive force committed to shaping our better future.


However, access to funding, skills and networks remains a critical barrier to entry for aspiring entrepreneurs and social enterprises whose ideas hold the potential to solve local issues.


This is why, through Social Tides, we commit to empowering a diversity of ideas, and the people behind them, to build the capacity and capabilities of Europe's social innovation economy.


We can accomplish far more together, than we can alone. And together, we can accelerate progress towards a more inclusive, sustainable and resilient European future for all.


Our programs

Developing a social impact idea

Do you have an idea that you wish to further develop? Are you a local innovator eager to learn, develop and improve your business skills? Social Tides Aspire program is open to applicants with an idea looking to take their next step.

Growing your social enterprise

Are  are you an active start-up with an innovation or approach which addresses a social or environmental challenge? Social Tides Grow program is looking for applicants ready to impact at both speed and scale.


Why apply


Where you are in your social innovation journey will determine how much funding you're eligible for. Each selected social enterprise receives a cash grant up to €100,000. Each selected aspiring social entrepreneur receives a cash grant up to €10,000. 



Work with industry and technical mentors who will provide on-the-ground guidance to accelerate your progress or further develop or define your solution. Start-ups will receive incubation services including workshops, tailored to their needs, while aspiring entrepreneurs will be trained with the skills to help them take their next steps towards social impact.



Participants will be able to tap into and leverage our strong network of public, private and government partners to accelerate their professional development and solutions implementation.



Together, each participant will co-create a cross-border community to build a social entrepreneurship ecosystem which mirrors the values of openness and integration which sit at the heart of the European project.

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Program phases

Applications Open



Participants' selection


Participants' announcement


Program begins

A European
Call to Action

Our objective is to move the Sustainable Development Goals forward by strengthening Europe's social innovation networks which sit at the heart of a more inclusive, sustainable and resilient society.


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