Company of Makers wins UnLtd support and funding

Hotwalls Studio the home of Company of Makers

UnLtd award

Company of Makers has won an award from UnLtd, the UK’s foundation for social entrepreneurs, this summer. The funding and expert support from UnLtd will help the organisation make lasting social change in the community.

We design and make products inspired by the British military’s influence on pop culture – Think of Sergeant Peppers and the RAF roundel used by the MODs, then you’ll be in the right ball park. From trench coats to duffle coats, khaki to navy blue, sailor collars to camouflage fabric.

Military chic is everywhere, as influential as ever and as cool as ever. Funds raised through your purchase, contribute to workshops for those members of the Armed Forces community that have struggled with the transition to civilian life.

Our making workshops help with the adjustment to civvy street, teach new skills, build confidence and assist those entering the world of work. Our participants have gone on to find work, start a new business or commence further training.

Mark Norbury, UnLtd CEO, said: “Tackling society’s most complex challenges requires a radical shift in thinking and practice. That’s why social entrepreneurs are so important – they create bold, sustainable innovations based on their lived experience of the issues they are seeking to address. It is wonderful to see this summer’s cohort of award winners creating such social and economic value for their communities, while collaborating so well to get the most out of all their ideas, energy, resources and talent.”

Rachel Owen, Co-Founder, Company of Makers, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have won this award and are very excited to be working with UnLtd to grow our social enterprise.”

UnLtd is currently working hard with partners from both the public and private sectors to help deliver social impact by harnessing the huge potential of social entrepreneurs to solve society’s biggest challenges. The organisation is focused on three big impact areas; resilient communities, employability and solutions for an ageing society. More information on UnLtd’s latest funding opportunities is available online here. 

About UnLtd, the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs

UnLtd funds and support passionate and committed social entrepreneurs who are determined to tackle the key issues facing society.

UnLtd began in 2002 and since then has given out over 13,000 awards of support and funding, direct and through partners, to social entrepreneurs to start up and scale their impact. It supports individuals running ventures firmly rooted in delivering positive social change.

On top of this, UnLtd has developed a vibrant network of supporters in the UK and across the globe and is at the heart of a thriving movement for social change. Social entrepreneurs have solutions to some of the most pressing issues faced by society. UnLtd brings together insight and innovation from across the world so that social entrepreneurs can fulfil their potential to change the UK for the better.

For more information about the support offered by UnLtd go to

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