Hosting Volunteers & Work Placements – Get your social enterprise ready

Providing positive social impact is central to the vision of all social enterprises. Providing work and volunteer placements to people who are unemployed or not in work is an effective way of delivering this impact whilst supporting the development of your organisation.

Wandsworth Enterprise Week 2017 – London, UK

Wandsworth Enterprise Week 2017 will feature unmissable events such as Start up Wandsworth, Women’s Enterprise Day, Food Enterprise, one-to-one advice clinics, the Business Forum and more.

Introduction to Social Enterprise. Bite Size Community Training – Portsmouth, UK

An evening for those who want to know more about social enterprise and how to turn a great idea into a viable business that can benefit your local community.

Social Enterprise Festival – London, UK

The Social Enterprise Festival 2017 is brought to you by City, University of London in partnership with Santander and Queen Mary University of London.

Setting Up A Social Enterprise

In this seminar David McGlashan of the School for Social Entrepreneurs will discuss some of the main things to bear in mind when starting a social enterprise and highlight the organisations that you can contact for support.

Start here! Business planning for social enterprises

This workshop will introduce you to the key concepts and contents of a business plan using a format designed specifically for businesses with a social purpose. This will provide a framework for you to consider, clarify and communicate what will make your social enterprise a success.

Funding Central

Searching for funding for your voluntary organisation or social enterprise?

Describing themselves as “probably the UK’s most up to date and comprehensive UK funding information service”, Grants Online was established in 2001 and has grown to become one of the UK’s comprehensive and up to date information resources for organisations looking for grant funding. is a pay-to-register service offering detailed and up-to-date news and information about new sources of funding for all those involved in raising money for not for profit organisations throughout the UK. are a free-to-register website with a database of sources of grand funding. The site is available to social enterprises, charities, voluntary and community organisations, social businesses etc.