The deadline for applications to the Wayra Fair By Design programme has been extended to Monday 9 October.
Wayra Fair By Design is a new acceleration programme that will tackle the poverty premium: where people in poverty pay more for many everyday goods and services – such as energy, insurance, borrowing, transport and food – than those who can more easily afford them. Wayra Fair by Design will be funded and supported by the Fair By Design Fund, a partnership between Big Society Capital, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Finance Birmingham and Ascension Ventures, that has £8m ready to deploy and is seeking to raise up to £20m.
The programme, which will be based in Wayra’s Open Future_ North facility in Oldham, will support up to seven start-ups a year. Start-ups accepted to the programme will receive the equivalent of £70,000 in cash and business services, including working space at Open Future_ North and access to investors, mentors and coaches – and also potentially to a global audience through business development opportunities with Telefónica.
The programme represents a great opportunity for start-ups that are tackling the poverty premium in Greater Manchester and beyond.
More information can be found here: https://wayra.co.uk/wayra-fair-by-design/
Wayra UK is part of Telefónica Open Future_, the open innovation programme that integrates the different initiatives of the whole Telefónica Group related to entrepreneurship and innovation.