Enhance Social Enterprise

The Enhance Social Enterprise programme delivers business support and advice to new and established social enterprises within the Heart of South West LEP area.

What’s on offer?

Enhance Social Enterprise has received funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in order to increase the number of social enterprise start-ups and to support the growth of existing ones.

Existing social enterprises will be supported to develop and launch new products and services as well as entering new markets.

There will also be support for voluntary and community sector groups that want to transition into trading social enterprises as well as budding social entrepreneurs in need of help to develop their ideas to start trading

The programme involves a minimum of 12 hours of tailored business support.

Who’s it for?

Eligible businesses based in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay.

How do I get involved?

Enhance Social Enterprise works in tandem with the ERDF Growth Support Programme.

If you are not sure of the support that you need and you are eligible, you can opt to participate in a free three-hour business diagnostic with the Growth Support Programme.

Upon completion of  the diagnostic, you can decide to remain with the Growth Support Programme and explore available business support or you can ask to be referred to Enhance Social Enterprise and request specialist support in the following areas:

  • Business Start up.
  • Business Development.
  • Business Growth.
  • Social Enterprise Leadership Development.
  • Digital Marketing.
  • Financial Sustainability and Diversification.
  • Legal Structure and Governance.
  • Measuring Social Impact.

In order to register for the programme please check your eligibility. If you are eligible, please register using the online form.