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now>press>play chosen for the Big Venture Challenge 2014!

We’ve had some very exciting news at now>press>play HQ this week. We are thrilled to announce that we are one of the winners of this year’s Big Venture Challenge 2014.

The now>press>play team after our final pitch to the BVC panel

The now>press>play team after our final pitch to the Big Venture Challenge panel.

The Big Venture Challenge gives the country’s leading social ventures intensive support with raising external investment and scaling their social impact. It’s run by Unltd, the UK’s leading provider of support for social entrepreneurs.

Unltd gave us our first ever grant back in 2010. We bought our first set of headphones with that grant so we are delighted that Unltd will be supporting us once more, this time helping us to take our social impact to scale.

So what does all this mean for now>press>play and for the schools and children we work with?

In short, we’ll be able to reach more schools and more children more quickly. We’ve worked with over 70 schools in London and we know that our Experiences help children learn. Teachers love what we do because we help children to understand the curriculum and get enthusiastic about learning, especially those that are hardest to reach.

We want now>press>play to be accessible to children all over the UK and with the support of the Big Venture Challenge, we’re going to be able to do that. Which is pretty darn exciting.

You can read more about all the winners of the Big Venture Challenge (including us!) here. Follow us on twitter @nowpressplay to find out how we get on with the Challenge!