Fund title: Enhance Social Enterprise

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Business support and advice to new and established social enterprises within the Heart of South West LEP area.

Application deadline:

The programme runs until December 2019

Fund description:

The Enhance Social Enterprise (Enhance SE) programme supports social enterprises and social entrepreneurs in Plymouth, Torbay, Devon and Somerset. Enhance SE is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and local partners in order to increase the number of social enterprise start-ups and to support the growth of existing ones.

Through Enhance SE, social enterprises and social entrepreneurs are supported to develop and launch new products and services, as well as entering new markets. Workshops and mentoring support are available for social enterprises looking to explore all aspects of their business including digital, leadership development and managing growth. For social enterprises and social entrepreneurs not yet trading, support is available around legal structures, governance and business planning.

Social enterprises and social entrepreneurs can receive up to 12 hours of free tailored business support from a range of partners, until December 2019.

Refer to the website to find out more about what’s on offer through Enhance SE, check your eligibility and register for support.

Further information:

https://new.devon.gov.uk/economy/business-support/enhance-social-enterprise