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 University of Northampton service delivered in collaboration with 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 CIC

"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 continued support."
Jamie Stevens, Pushing Change

Latest news
28 Jul 2016

Grow your social enterprise with Goldman Sachs

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme provides high-quality, practical education specifically tailored to the needs of UK social enterprise and small business leaders. Applications are now open for the January 2017 intake, deadline for applications close on 24th October.

21 Jul 2016

First investment of Growth Fund announced

Access: The Foundation for Social Investment was set up in 2015 to help charities and social enterprises access capital and social investment to increase their impact. The Health and Wellbeing Challenge Fund (South West) is the first to receive investment worth £4.4m.

15 Jul 2016

New rules to boost funding for social enterprises

The European Commission has proposed amendments to the European Venture Capital Funds and the European Social Entrepreneurship Funds regulations, to boost investment into venture capital and social projects; making it easier for investors to invest.

13 Jul 2016

What does Brexit mean for your organisation?

The UK undoubtedly faces uncertain times ahead since the UK voted to leave the EU last month. Grants and policy information service, GRANTfinder, has launched a UK-Post-Referendum - What Now? FAQs to help answer questions on the post-Referendum landscape and what it means for organisations.

05 Jul 2016

Rethinking risk: Free guide for charities

The Charity Finance Group and accountancy firm Sayer Vincent have published a free guide to help charities identify and manage risk.

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