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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Fully-funded training for the VCSE sector in the South East Midlands!

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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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Fully-funded training for the VCSE sector in the South East Midlands!

Download the flyer for more information.

Latest news
24 Mar 2015

Special offer at iCon Innovation Centre

If you are looking to relocate your business or need to find office space, the University of Northampton is running a special offer for a limited time only at the iCon Innovation Centre in Daventry.

20 Mar 2015

£6m funding boost for Community Rights programme

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has awarded a further £6m to help communities use 'Community Rights' in 2015/16. The programme was first introduced in 2012 under the Localism Act 2011 and allows local people to contribute towards development planning, bid for 'community assets' and work alongside local authorities to improve local services.

19 Mar 2015

What does this year's budget mean for social enterprises?

Yesterday George Osborne delivered his 2015 budget speech saying "Today I report on a Britain that is growing, creating jobs and paying its way." "Britain is walking tall again." But what was the impact of the chancellor’s speech on issues affecting social enterprises in what was the final budget of this parliament?

10 Mar 2015

Raise a glass in March for Community Pubs

A national celebration day will be held on 23 March to celebrate the success of hundreds of pubs listed as assets of community value. Ministers are calling on pub goers nationwide to 'list their local' to ensure that pubs continue to sit at the heart of the local community with greater protection and remain a social hub for future generations to enjoy.

25 Feb 2015

Sources of Funding for Social Enterprises workshop

The School for Social Entrepreneurs is hosting a one day workshop to help social enterprises and charities understand the variety of funding sources which are available, how to access them and what funders are looking for.

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