Enterprise Development Fund

What is it?

The Enterprise Development Programme is a five year, £40m programme funded by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment and managed by a coalition of partners.

The initiative will provide a broad range of support for charities and social enterprises in England helping them make a transition to new enterprise models, or grow existing ones.

The programme will begin with grant and learning pilots in September 2018.

Who is it for?

Organisations that are thinking of exploring new enterprise models and social investment but require financial or business support to make the transition.

Initially the programme will be aimed at organisations that operate in the following fields of untapped enterprise development:

  • Homelessness
  • Youth services

What can I apply for?

There are two strands of the Enterprise Development Programme

1. Enterprise Grants

Delivered by Social Investment Business, this programme will support charities and social enterprises in England, working in either the homelessness or youth sector to develop or grow their enterprising activity and earned income.

2. Enterprise Learning

Delivered by School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE), this programme will provide peer-based learning opportunities and associated support to leaders of charities and social enterprises in the homeless and youth services.