Fund title: The Hive

Focus of fund/fund aims:

A new business support programme for people wanting to start or grow co-operative or community enterprises

Application deadline:

n/a

Fund description:

The Hive is a new business support tool for people wanting to set up co-operative or community enterprises. Using a mix of online resources, training, advice and peer mentoring, the programme will cover key issues such as registration, membership development and co-operative finance.

The website includes sections where people and communities at different stages of setting up or developing their co-operative or social business can apply for advice and support. There are also tools, templates and checklists for organisations to work through, covering Business Planning, Setting up a Co-op, Growth and Buyouts & Conversions.

Further information:

http://www.uk.coop/the-hive/