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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 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.
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?
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.
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.
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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