The Enterprise Development Programme is a five year, £40m programme funded by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment and managed by a coalition of partners.
The initiative will provide a broad range of support for charities and social enterprises in England helping them make a transition to new enterprise models, or grow existing ones.
The programme will begin with grant and learning pilots in September 2018.
Who is it for?
Organisations that are thinking of exploring new enterprise models and social investment but require financial or business support to make the transition.
Initially the programme will be aimed at organisations that operate in the following fields of untapped enterprise development:
- Youth services
There are two strands of the Enterprise Development Programme:
Enterprise Grants will support charities and social enterprises in England working in either the homelessness or youth sector to develop or grow their enterprising activity and earned income.
Enterprise Learning supports charities and social enterprises in England working in either the homelessness or youth sector to develop or grow their enterprising activity and earned income. The programme offers business support and expert guidance.