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.


Co-operatives Yorkshire & Humber - The regional network of co-operative enterprise in the Yorkshire and Humber region of England.


Co-operatives UK - The national trade body that campaigns for co-operation and works to promote, develop and unite co-operative enterprises.


Locality - The UK's leading network for community-led organisations.


See Ahead - Provides specialist business support to individuals and organisations that want to improve their Social, Economic and Environmental objectives.


Social Enterprise Mark - The international certification authority for social enterprise.


Social Enterprise Support Centre - Delivering support services to the social enterprise sector through our networks, events, communications, workshops and consultancy.


Social Enterprise UK - The national body for social enterprise that works to support and help grow the social enterprise movement.


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.


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.


The Key Fund - Providing a mixture of flexible grant, loan and equity packages to support Social Enterprise activity.

Big Issue Invest - Providing finance, not grants, from unsecured loans to equity investment

Unity Trust Bank - Provide Banking Facililities and Finance for the Social Enterprise Sector

Charity Bank - Is a Savings and Loan Bank that specialises in Third Sector Banking

Social and Sustainable Capital- Is a fund manager and social enterprise providing finance to charities and social enterprises