Fund title: Enterprise Development Programme

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Support and investment to help charities and social enterprises to make a transition to new enterprise models, or to grow existing ones. The initial phase is for youth services and homelessness organisations.

Application deadline:

EoIs for Enterprise Grants can be submitted from w/c 21 September 2018. The deadline for Enterprise Learning is 31 October 2018.

Fund description:

Organisations that are thinking of exploring new enterprise models and social investment but require financial or business support to make the transition can apply for support from the Enterprise Development Programme. This is a five-year, £40m programme funded by the Access Foundation.

Initially the programme will be aimed at youth services and homelessness organisations.

The programme offers:

Enterprise Grants
Feasibility grants of £5,000 – £10,000 to enable organisations to investigate and develop an enterprise proposition from the very earliest stage into a proposed delivery plan
Enterprise Development Grants of around £50,000 to take an enterprise proposition to the next level.

Enterprise Learning
A free programme of support for CEOs and Directors of social enterprises and charities including a leadership programme, peer learning, expert support and a Match Trading grant of up to £10,000.

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