HEART exists because of the desire of our twelve partner colleges and universities to work collaboratively with one another and with both schools and businesses in order to support individual, organisational and regional development.
Our partners are committed to offering the best possible value for money and support for business and this has just been taken to the next level by the University of Huddersfield. They have become the first University to put their money (£100,000) where their mouth is and invest in small businesses via Funding Circle, the UK’s largest online marketplace where people lend directly to small businesses.
All interest earned from the investment will be put towards student scholarships for the University’s ‘Enterprise Development’ degree. Over the next five years, it is anticipated that this could benefit more than 200 talented students from socially-deprived backgrounds.
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