Social Enterprise Support Fund

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Providing grants to help social enterprises rebuild from COVID-19

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About the fund

The Social Enterprise Support Fund (SESF) supports social enterprises facing increased challenges delivering their work as a result of COVID-19. With £16.3m in grants, the funding will help social enterprises grow, evolve and become more sustainable.


As a Social Enterprise Support Fund development partner, Foundervine is providing support to help ensure that funding goes where it's needed most. We will seek to ensure that outreach is equitable, fair and empowers communities who are Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, and or Disabled, and or from the LGTBQTIA+ community.

Applications are currently closed but will reopen at 1 PM on 28 February 2022

How does the fund support you?

FUNDING

You can apply for grants from £10,000 to £100,000.

The average grant size offered will be between £10,000

and £50,000.

Access to support surgeries with social enterprise advisors, who can talk through your programme and signpost you to support if required.

SUPPORT SURGERY
BUSINESS BACK ON TRACK

Get trading back up & running, do outreach and marketing, support your operational costs, develop new markets & services etc.

Get guidance on each part of the application process.

A community space for Q&A's, collaboration, and networking.

Signposting to key information & deadline reminders.

Ongoing training and coaching support for grant winners

Foundervine will help you with

Application Guidance
Peer Support
Resources
Ongoing Support

Get guidance on each part of the application process.

A community space for Q&A's, collaboration, and networking.

Signposting to key information & deadline reminders.

Ongoing training and coaching support for grant winners

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Who can apply for the funding?

  • In England​
     

  • At least one year old​
     

  • An incorporated social purpose organisation with an asset lock

  • Substantially reliant on income from trading
     

  • Generate annual income between £20,000 and £1.8 million
     

  • Financially resilient

Resources

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  • Watch a video from last years successful applicant

If you need any of this information in accessible formats please email us at [email protected]

Foundervine is proud to partner with Unltd to provide support for the Social Enterprise Support Fund made possible thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund. The fund, a consortium of 5 partners (UnLtd, Big Issue Invest, Resonance, School for Social Entrepreneurs and The Key Fund) is working across the social enterprise sector to support entrepreneurs to rebuild their businesses and support their communities following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications are currently closed but will reopen at 1 PM on 28 February 2022

Partners

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Social Enterprise Support Fund | UnLtd | Foundervine
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