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BBC One - A Matter of Life and Debt

Fredericks Foundation and our clients have again been featured in the new BBC One documentary series A Matter of Life and Debt.

The first part of the new series is currently being aired, with 6 of Freddie’s clients being showcased and various stages of our lending process being highlighted.

Click on the links below to watch our clients in action!

Wendy from Furbabies Grooming

Sue from The Garden Shop

Dee from K’s Wors

To find out more about the new series of A Matter of Life and Debt visit the BBC One website here.


Our Client Manager’s Podcast with Eagle Radio’s Biz Surrey & Hampshire!

Biz caught up with Val Buckingham, a client manager at Fredericks Foundation, whose mission is to provide access to small business loans to people excluded from mainstream credit in order to create choice not charity, and to give individuals the opportunity to transform their lives, and to build a society based on dignity not on handouts.

Listen to the Podcast here


Launch of EU Prize for Women Innovators 2019

The European Commission has launched the 2019 edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators. First run in 2011, the Prize aims to encourage more women to exploit the commercial and business opportunities offered by their research projects and to become entrepreneurs.

Europe needs more innovators to stay competitive and to spur economic growth, but a disproportionately high number of well-educated women researchers do not consider entrepreneurship as an option. The Prize is intended to increase public awareness of the contribution of women researchers to entrepreneurship - and in turn to encourage entrepreneurial women to become innovators.

The Prize is open to women who have founded or co-founded their company, which must have been registered before 1 January 2018. Applicants must, at some point of their careers, have benefitted from EU funding related to research and innovation. Contestants must be residents of an EU Member State (or a country associated to Horizon 2020). An additional ‘Rising Innovator Award’ is available to women aged 35 or under.

Three prizes worth €100,000 are available for the winners, while the Rising Innovator Award is worth €35,000.

The deadline for entries is 16 January 2019.

An independent panel of judges from business and academia will select the best applicants, who will be invited for a hearing with the jury in early 2019.

For more information and how to apply visit the European Commission’s website here