Starting or growing
a social enterprise?

Call our free-to-access support service on 0844 9800 760.

(Lines open Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5.30pm excluding bank holidays)

Enterprise support
Helping your enterprise succeed

Our national, free-to-access service provides the support you need to help your enterprise develop and thrive.

Find out more about our enterprise support.

Partnership working
Working with you, wherever you are

At Inspire2Enterprise we work to create profitable partnerships that deliver social value.

Find out more about partnership working.

Learning and skills
Expert help, advice and support

Engaging and relevant training, helping you fill skills gaps and build your business knowledge.

Find out more about learning and skills.

Inspire2Enterprise is a social enterprise, a joint-venture between the University of Northampton and Exemplas, providing a unique free-to-access social enterprise support, information and advice service - from start-up through to initial growth and beyond.

The Inspire2Enterprise service is delivered by qualified advisers and specialists, by phone, email or online via webcam, enabling immediate access to the support you need.

The Inspire2Enterprise service is available to potential and existing social enterprises, Public Sector bodies considering social enterprise 'spin-outs', Third Sector organisations looking to trade by way of social enterprise and corporate organisations seeking to create further social value through corporate social responsibility (CSR) .

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The Social Enterprise Support Service

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Who we work with

Inspire2Enterprise has worked with the following organisations:

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Latest news
26 May 2015

Looking to scale your social enterprise?

The Bridges Social Entrepreneurs Fund brings together social investors wanting to support social impact with social enterprises seeking to grow. If you’re a social enterprise seeking investment then this may be the fund for you.

22 May 2015

Sharing in Somerset: A new kind of social enterprise

An innovative project has been set up in Somerset called the Share Shop, which loans household items for nominal sums in an attempt to reduce waste, save customers money and train young people. Why buy when you can borrow?

19 May 2015

Skills & Opportunities Fund with NatWest

NatWest has recently launched a new Skills & Opportunities Fund. The fund is open for applications for grants of up to £35,000 from charities, social enterprises, community groups, state-funded schools and colleges based in the UK and Ireland.

08 May 2015

Initial data is out for the State of Social Enterprise Survey 2015

The headlines from the latest State of Social Enterprise Survey 2015 from Social Enterprise UK show that social enterprises are outperforming regular businesses on growth and impact.

01 May 2015

Social Enterprise Showcase

Under One Roof is giving the opportunity to Social Enterprises within Staffordshire to have a market place event, and a meet the buyer event. The event provides attendees with a chance to network and potentially gain links to businesses who are looking for the opportunities that their Social Enterprises can offer.

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