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Application information

The programme is offered on a fully funded basis to small businesses and social enterprise leaders who desire to grow their businesses, create local employment and have scalable business models. This programme is not intended for start-up businesses, sole traders or businesses that are not seeking to grow.

You can also take a look at our FAQ for the programme.


The following eligibility criteria apply:

  • The applicant must be the primary owner / co-owner of the business, or the most senior decision-maker if the business is not limited by shares
  • The business must have been operating for at least three years and will generally have between five and 50 employees
  • The business should have an annual turnover of at least £250,000
  • Social enterprise applicants must be commercially operated businesses that achieve their social purpose through trading rather than grant funding
  • The business must be scalable and capable of generating additional local employment
  • Applicants should not have extensive recent management education
  • Preference will be given to those businesses operating in or on behalf of disadvantaged communities or regeneration areas

Key dates

Cohort 4 - Spring 2017 - applications are now open for the Spring 2017 cohort. Apply now

Cohort 4 - Spring 2017 April - July 2017
Application closing date 27 February 2017
Interviews 21 - 28 March 2017
Final Decision 10 April 2017

Please hold the following dates in your calendar - your cohort will be determined upon acceptance 

Programme begins (online to fit around your work) 24 - 28 April 2017
First residential (Location TBC) Week commencing 8 May 2017 - exact days TBC
Online block to fit around your work (modules 3-5) 8 May - 2 June 2017*
Second residential (Location TBC) Week commencing 5 June 2017 - exact days TBC*
Online block to fit around your work (modules 9-11) 12 June - 14 July 2017*
Third residential (Location TBC) Week commencing 17 July 2017 - exact dates TBC*
Programme ends 24 July 2017

*Participants are required to attend all online and residential sessions

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The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme currently operates nationally throughout the United Kingdom.

Applications are now open for the Spring 2017 cohort. Apply now

Apply now

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme operates nationally throughout the United Kingdom. 

Applications are now open for the Spring 2017 cohort

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