Cliff Prior is the Chief Executive of UnLtd, the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs. In its first 10 years, UnLtd has supported 11,000 people to start new social ventures, with cash, coaching and networking, and has been replicated in 4 other countries. UnLtd backs both social entrepreneurs working at community level, and those aiming to scale up their ventures. It has developed specialist programmes including the higher education social entrepreneurship initiative. The people we support achieve outstanding results, with an estimated wage value of £45 million created by Award Winners each year, plus volunteering places and direct social impact.
Cliff is also a member of Comic Relief’s UK Grants Committee and Big Society Capital’s Advisory Council, and is a trustee of the Local Trust and the health innovation agency UCL Partners. He has set up several organisations over the years such as Strutton Housing for people living with HIV in the 1980s through to UnLtdWorld.com more recently. Cliff previously ran Rethink, which grew to become the UK's largest charity in mental health. He has held a number of public roles including at the Healthcare Commission, NHS Modernisation Board, and the Third Sector Advisory Body