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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What our customers say

"Inspire2Enterprise has been unbelievably helpful in offering advice on the legal constitution of our company and I cannot say enough good things about the service that they offer."
Dan Sofer, Director, Founders & Coders C.I.C.

"Inspire2Enterprise has been instrumental in supporting us to register as a CIO and I honestly don’t think we’d have had the confidence to do it without their support."
Jamie Stevens, Pushing Change

Latest news
16 Nov 2015

£12m care and wellbeing fund to invest in community care

Big Society Capital and Macmillan Cancer Support have formed a partnership to launch a £12m Care and Wellbeing Fund to lend money to develop and scale community care services.

10 Nov 2015

New £1.5m Impact Readiness Fund launched

The Social Invesment Business (SIB) has launched a new £1.5m Impact Readiness Fund to help ambitious social ventures manage their performance and increase their social impact to attract social investment and win contracts.

06 Nov 2015

Mapping the legal landscape of social enterprises in Europe

Bates Wells Braithwaite has co-authored a new ground breaking report which maps the legal landscape of social enterprises in Europe and sets out recommendations for national government and other policy makers.

03 Nov 2015

Expressions of interest sought for Growth Fund

Access has announced its first programme; The Growth Fund. The fund will help social lenders make investments of up to £150,000 in charities and social enterprises and is now open for expressions of interest.

03 Nov 2015

First Steps Enterprise Fund open for applications

The Social Investment Business (SIB), in partnership with the ASDA Foundation, has launched the First Steps Enterprise Fund, a £300,000 pilot fund providing loan-grant packages to charities and social enterprises working in communities in England.

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Latest videos

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