Enterprise Development Programme

What is it?Enterprise Development Programme

The Enterprise Development Programme is a five year, £40m programme funded by Access - The Foundation for Social Investment and managed by a coalition of partners.

The initiative will provide a broad range of support for charities and social enterprises in England helping them make a transition to new enterprise models, or grow existing ones. The aim of the programme is to help organisations become more financially resilient and better able to maintain or create additional social impact.

The programme began with grant and learning pilots in September 2018.

Who is it for?

Organisations that are thinking of exploring new models of trading to help them become more financially resilient and require financial or business support to make the transition.

Initially the programme has been aimed at organisations that operate in the following fields of untapped enterprise development:

  • Homelessness
  • Youth services

What was available?

During the pilot phase of the programme, there have been two strands of the Enterprise Development Programme:

Enterprise Grants Grants

Delivered by Social Investment Business, this programme supports charities and social enterprises in England, working in either the homelessness or youth sector to develop or grow their enterprising activity and earned income so that they can become more financially resilient.

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Enterprise LearningLearning

Delivered by School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE), this programme provides peer-based learning opportunities and associated support to leaders of charities and social enterprises in the homeless and youth services.

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 If you are a member of UK Youth, ring the team, otherwise contact enterprise@ukyouth.org

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The Social Investment Business is the trading name for the Social Investment Business Foundation, Registered Company No. 05777484 (England), Registered Charity No. 1117185 (England & Wales), The Social Investment Business Limited, Registered in England No. 06490609, VAT No. 927456693, Futurebuilders-England Limited, Registered in England No. 05066676 and Forward Enterprise FM Ltd, Registered in England No.11238102. Registered Office: CAN Mezzanine, Borough, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4YR.

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