Help & Support For Social Enterprises

The Lighthouse Group PictureSources of help and support for social enterprises that you might find useful

Big Society Capital - An independent financial institution with a social mission, set up to help grow social investment in the UK. http://www.bigsocietycapital.com/

 

Co-operatives Yorkshire & Humber - The regional network of co-operative enterprise in the Yorkshire and Humber region of England. http://www.cooperatives-yh.coop/

 

Co-operatives UK - The national trade body that campaigns for co-operation and works to promote, develop and unite co-operative enterprises. http://www.uk.coop/

 

Locality - The UK's leading network for community-led organisations. http://locality.org.uk/

 

See Ahead - Provides specialist business support to individuals and organisations that want to improve their Social, Economic and Environmental objectives. http://seeahead.co.uk/

 

Social Enterprise Mark - The international certification authority for social enterprise. www.socialenterprisemark.org.uk/

 

Social Enterprise Support Centre - Delivering support services to the social enterprise sector through our networks, events, communications, workshops and consultancy. http://www.sesc.org.uk/

 

Social Enterprise UK - The national body for social enterprise that works to support and help grow the social enterprise movement. http://www.socialenterprise.org.uk/

 

Social Firms England - The national support and membership organisation for the development of the Social Firm and Work Integration Social Enterprise (WISE) sector in England. http://www.socialfirmsengland.co.uk/

 

Social Investment Business - A specialist fund manager, managing over 1300 investments in civil society organisations including the Investment and Contract Readiness Fund and the Community Rights Support Programme. http://www.sibgroup.org.uk

 

The Key Fund - Providing a mixture of flexible grant, loan and equity packages to support Social Enterprise activity. http://www.thekeyfund.co.uk

Big Issue Invest - Providing finance, not grants, from unsecured loans to equity investment http://bigissueinvest.com/

Unity Trust Bank - Provide Banking Facililities and Finance for the Social Enterprise Sector https://www.unity.co.uk/

Charity Bank - Is a Savings and Loan Bank that specialises in Third Sector Banking https://charitybank.org/

Social and Sustainable Capital- Is a fund manager and social enterprise providing finance to charities and social enterprises http://socialandsustainable.com/