Charity Of The Month: Basic Business Initiative UK

Three entrepreneurs collect an award from BBI UK
Written by MicroStartups

Our October 2020 Charity of the Month aims to promote “entrepreneurship and self economic empowerment”. Our profile explains how Basic Business Initiative UK (BBI UK) achieves its goal and talks about the good work it’s doing. 

BBI UK aims to reduce unemployment in the UK 

Launched in 2001, BBI UK seeks to give people the tools and resources they need to be able to use entrepreneurship to lift themselves out of poverty. 

It has a clear objective: “the relief of unemployment for the benefit of the public in such ways as may be thought fit, including assistance to find employment and support to the unemployed in developing self employment opportunities”.

The UK has seen unemployment rise during 2020, with around 1.52 million people out of work between June and August alone. 

BBI UK offers a range of services promoting entrepreneurship 

BBI UK runs a variety of projects geared towards stimulating employment in the UK. 

Many of these are about giving UK entrepreneurs a platform to excel, with the organisation providing networks, running a series of awards, and gifting economic support. 

These are the key services BBI UK offers:

  • Enterprise Minds Awards (EMA)
  • Young Entrepreneurs Game Awards
  • Enterprise Minds Network
  • Ethno News 
  • Employment support 

Visit the BBI UK website now to learn about what these services offer and how they help tackle unemployment. 

How can I help BBI UK to continue its good work?

BBI UK is a charitable organisation that relies on the goodwill of people to continue its mission of relieving unemployment. 

You can show your support by donating to BBI UK.

And that’s not the only way you can help. 

The organisation is also open to partnerships with “private, public and third/voluntary sectors organisations and agencies”.

If you’d like to partner with BBI UK then get in touch with it today. You could make a real difference to the lives of entrepreneurs in the UK.

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