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Social Enterprise

The Partnership Foundation Fund

One-off grants for social enterprises, voluntary and community organisations to help them grow, adapt to change or merge.

Deadline: 13th March 2017

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Twitter list: Social enterprise support

Twitter list of social enterprise support provided by Nathan Brown

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Funding for ideas with a social need

Invitation to budding social entrepreneurs who live, work, are in education or volunteer in a Hampshire Big Local Area

Apply for a Star People Try It or Do It Award from UnLtd towards your business idea that will address a social need in your area -

Try It Awards of up to £500 help you to research and plan your venture.
Do It Awards from £500 to £5,000 are designed to help you turn your ideas into real ventures, once you have done your research and are ready to start.

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Mustard Seed – Investment for socially-driven entrepreneurs

Mustard Seed Enables Enterprise for Society. Connecting influential investors with socially-driven entrepreneurs.

Mustard Seed seeks to enable the creation of world-class businesses that generate positive and sustainable outcomes. We connect a dynamic and influential network of global members with exceptional entrepreneurial talent across the world, to invest in innovative enterprises.

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Buy Social Directory

If you are a social enterprise get yourself registered to be on the Buy Social Directory.

Looking to shop more socially? Check out the directory for social enterprises offering products and services.

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Social Enterprise UK

Support for social enterprises.

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Unltd social enterprise funding

Support for those looking to set up a social enterprise.

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GOV.UK – Setting up a Social Enterprise

This is specific information about setting up a Social Enterprise.

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Social Startup

A range of resources available for people looking to develop a social enterprise idea.

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Our Advice

“Social enterprises trade to tackle social problems, improve communities, people’s life chances, or the environment. They make their money from selling goods and services in the open market, but they reinvest their profits back into the business or the local community. And so when they profit, society profits.” Social Enterprise UK

The nest team lead Social Startup which currently consists of a Social Startup programme & toolkit, containing a range of useful resources.