Changemaker Fund (for social enterprises)
To support the social enterprises and community projects found across the UK, Santander and Crowdfunder have launched a £200,000 fund to support disadvantaged Brits and bridge the gap between alternative and traditional finance.
Changemaker helps community groups, social enterprises, start-ups and small charities to tackle social problems in communities across the UK.
It’s about ideas that will make a real difference and help disadvantaged people in local communities. Come up with a good idea and you could get 50% of the project funded, up to £10,000.
Together we can create social change through the power of ideas.
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
Twitter list: Social enterprise support
Twitter list of social enterprise support provided by Nathan BrownVisit Website
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.
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.
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.
Social Enterprise UK
Support for social enterprises.Visit Website
Unltd social enterprise funding
Support for those looking to set up a social enterprise.Visit Website
GOV.UK – Setting up a Social Enterprise
This is specific information about setting up a Social Enterprise.Visit Website
A range of resources available for people looking to develop a social enterprise idea.Visit Website
“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.