Social Entrepreneurs have had both good, bad and ugly experiences when applying for, and receiving (or not), funding for their businesses and projects. We want to know more. What works and what doesn't? What can funders do to improve the experience for everybody involved?  How can we make funding more accssible to the right people? This study is being carried out by the EVZ foundation in Germany, which is creating a new funding programme specifically for social entrepreneurs in Europe. They are determined to create the best programme possible and need your feedback to do so. Above and beyond this, they will publish the results for all funders and entrepreneurs to access in order to improve their own programmes and the sector as a whole. 

* 1. Age

* 2. Gender

* 3. Where do you live?

* 4. Employment Status

* 5. Are you part of a social project (without a business model) or social business (you have a business model)? Or are you planning to start either the first or the latter?

* 6. When did you found your social project/business?

* 7. What is the legal form of your social project/ business?

* 8. Which of the following fields is your social project or business active in?

* 9. Name three terms that you spontaneously associate with the topic funding

* 10. How did you finance the establishment of your social project/ business? (Multiple answers possible)

* 11. Have you ever applied for funding?

* 12. If yes, where? (Multiple answers possible)

* 13. If not, what stopped you? (Multiple answers possible)

* 14. Think about your most important funding up until now. How long did it take between applying and receiving the grant?

* 15. For this same funding... how long were you funded/supported?

* 16. What did you receive as part of the programme/funding? (multiple answers are possible)

* 17. Where do you look for funding opportunities?

* 18. What is your preferred method of application for funding?

* 19. What is your preferred wrap-up/evaluation to a funding programme?

* 22. Which areas do you think receive too little funding? (Multiple answers possible)

* 23. Would you change your place of residence for a funding programme? (Assuming that the cost of living, rent and office space are being paid for)

* 24. If no, would blocked days or weeks over a period of several months work for you and your team?

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