Enterprise Development Programme – Black and Minoritised Communities

Deadline for stage 1: 6th July 2021

The Enterprise Development Programme aims to provide business and financial support to charities and social enterprises in England that are thinking of exploring new enterprise models and require financial or business support to make the transition, with the ultimate aim of taking on social investment in the future. The programme is open to organisations working across a range of sectors, which will vary as the programme runs its course.

Currently applications are invited from organisations working in the following sectors:

  • Youth.
  • Mental health.
  • Equality.
  • Black and minoritised communities (covered in this entry).

Individual packages of financial and business support are available for successful applicants. These are likely to include some or all of the following:

  • Grants of up to £30,000 to research or test out new ideas, to launch new enterprises or grow existing ones (grants are likely to be subject to agreed milestones or evidence of growing income sources).
  • Extensive peer-learning and networking opportunities.
  • Training and learning opportunities tailored to needs.
  • Extensive peer-learning and networking opportunities.
  • Access to a team of pro bono legal experts to provide support with the legal considerations of trading.
  • Invitations to conferences on enterprise development and social investment within the wider charitable sector.

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