The Enhance Social Enterprise Programme offers a minimum of 12 fully funded hours of business support to existing social enterprises, voluntary and community sector groups who want to grow trading incomes.

Specialist support areas include:

Business start-up

Legal structure, governance and business planning

Business development

Social enterprise

leadership development

Business growth

Digital understanding and transformation

Financial sustainability and diversification

More information about the Enhance Social Enterprise Programme, an eligibility checker and the registration form and can be found on our website:

The Heart of the South West Enhance Social Enterprise Programme is receiving up to £1,053,610 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF. Established by the European Union ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit this page. The accountable body for this programme is Devon County Council, working with the following delivery partners: Devon Community Foundation, Cosmic, School for Social Entrepreneurs – Dartington, Somerset Community Foundation, Real Ideas Organisation and Iridescent Ideas.

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